Take Advantage of NEW Saturday Hours at Kane County Recycling Center on Fabyan Parkway! (Great Way To Get Rid of Old Holiday Lights!)

Take Advantage of NEW Saturday Hours at Kane County Recycling Center on Fabyan Parkway! (Great Way To Get Rid of Old Holiday Lights!)

Do you miss those Saturday recycling events Kane County puts on during the warm-weather months?

Are you looking for an easy (and eco-friendly) way to unload some of those old holiday lights that have been taking up space in your basement or garage?

Or will you be looking to recycle some old computers, TVs, and other electronics after Christmas?

The answer to those thorny questions comes in the form of the most recent Kane County Recycles news release.

Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland is urging Kane County residents to take advantage of the NEW Saturday hours at the Kane County Recycling Center, 517 E. Fabyan Parkway in Batavia.

The Fabyan Parkway location is now open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in addition to its hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

“This is a pilot to see if there is a need for weekend hours,” Jarland said. “And the success of the program will be measured by the number of visitors we get on Saturdays in December and January. So we are inviting everyone to take advantage of the Saturday service!”

The NEW Saturday service comes at a time when it’s most needed. The last Saturday recycle event of 2020 was Nov. 17, and the first recycling event of 2021 is scheduled for April.

“This is a great time of year to recycle old holiday lights and light strings,” Jarland said. “And our eWorks partners make the drop-off so safe and easy. All you have to do is drive up and open your trunk or hatchback, and someone will unload for you!”

Kane County recycling centers also have expanded the variety of items you can drop off.

The Fabyan location accepts electronics, books, appliances, clothing and scrap metal. The recycling center at 900 Angle Tarn in West Dundee accepts all of those items, except scrap metal.

The Fabyan Parkway center is the only location with Saturday hours.

Items Accepted at Recycling Centers

  • Appliances (non-freon appliances only like washers, driers, stoves, microwaves, hot water tanks).
  • Books (NEW), see guidelines.
  • Christmas/Holiday light strings
  • Clothing & Textiles.
  • Electronics
  • Scrap Metal (Fabyan location Only)


Central Location

  • Address: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (except holidays)

Northern Location

  • Address: 900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)

Look For the 2021 Schedule!

A schedule of events for 2021 will be published online before the start of event season (April 2021).

Please check the Kane County Recycles webpage for information www.countyofkane.org/recycling

SOURCE: Kane County Recycles news release