Residential curbside collection service is offered in the six northern-most townships of Kane County (including unincorporated county and all municipal residents). This service has been in place since 1999 to offer more convenient service to the residents that are farthest from the Naperville facility. Between 1999 and 2011, this program has served over 7000 households and safely collected over 700,000 pounds of hazardous materials. This service is currently supported by Kane County, the City of Elgin, and the Villages of Carpentersville and South Elgin.
NEW: The Kane County Program has recently expanded to include the Mill Creek Special Service Area (SSA), for which the county manages the waste contract.
Residents in the following areas may schedule one free collection per year from your home.
Mill Creek SSA
To schedule an appointment for pick-up:
Collection will occur between 1 and 4 weeks of making the appointment, depending on scheduling calendar. A collection kit will be sent to the resident after they schedule the pick-up. The resident will also receive a convenient reminder call the day before the scheduled pick-up, so they can place the materials on the porch.
The collection kit includes the following:
- an industrial sized 4 mil plastic bag (which holds an average of 100lbs of HHW),
- a one-way secure tie and label for bag (used to keep toxic materials in and moisture out),
- labels for materials that are not in their original containers,
- an instruction sheet (complete program instructions and how to package materials),
- and a survey card (postage-paid card addressed to Jennifer Jarland, Recycling Coordinator at Kane County).