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Kane County Recycles

Drop-off Locations

One Stop Drop - Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste

Batavia - Advanced Recycling (formerly Veolia) Transfer Station
Location: 766 Hunter Dr., Batavia, IL 60510
Contact: 630-879-3587
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm; Sat 6am-10am
Accepts: Recycling - Roofing shingles, household recycling, cardboard, containers, paper, etc.
Reuse - Untreated lumber, pallets, clean wood
Mulching - Yard waste, branches, leaves
Landfilling - Household garbage, treated lumber
Cost: Saturday (6-10am) special pricing for Residential bulk drop-off: $40 for mixed acceptable materials up to a quantity equal to a level pickup truck bed-full; cash or credit card only.

Paper, Cardboard, and Container Recycling

Aurora - Association for Individual Development (AID) Recycling Drop-offs
Location: 309 W. New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506
AID building is east of the school, bin is on south side of building near overhead garage doors.
Contacts: 630-966-4145 or 630-966-4121, the-association.org
Hours: M-F 9:30-3:30 facilities are open for electronic drop-off
24/7 for aluminum, cardboard, scrap metal drop-off
​Accepts: aluminum, cardboard, scrap metal, and electronics
NOW Does NOT Accept: plastic bottles, plastic bags, glass bottles, or paper​.
Carpentersville - Village Hall
Location: 1200 Besinger Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110
Contact: 224-293-1631
Hours: 24/7
Accepts Household containers and paper; see Recycling Guidelines
Elgin - Association for Individual Development (AID) Recycling Drop-offs
Location: 1135 Bowes Road, Elgin, IL 60123
Please deposit recyclables in AID bin at back of building near dumpsters.
Contact: 847-931-6237, the-association.org
Hours: M-F 9:30-3:30 facilities are open for electronic drop-off
24/7 for aluminum, cardboard, scrap metal drop-off
Accepts: aluminum, cardboard, scrap metal, and electronics
NOW Does NOT Accept: plastic bottles, plastic bags, or glass bottles
Elgin - Waste Management
Location: 1225 Gifford Rd., Elgin, IL 60120
Contact: 847-608-7543, www.cityofelgin.org
Hours: M-F, 6am-4pm
Accepts: Household containers and paper; see Recycling Guidelines
Virgil Township - Moved to Township office
Location: 49W181 Winters Rd., Virgil, IL 60151
Contact: 815-827-3383
Hours: 24/7
Accepts: Household containers and paper; see Recycling Guidelines

Paper Recycling

Paper Recycling
Paper Retriever has green parking lot bins throughout Kane County for large quantities of newspaper, office paper, magazines, junk mail. To find a bin nearest you, call 630-587-1300.
St. Charles - WESTROCK (formerly RockTenn) Paper Recyclers
Location: 417 S 37th Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174
Contact: 630-443-3538
Hours: M-F 7-3:30
Accepts: Paper Only - Newspaper, cardboard, catalogs, magazines

Yard Waste & Organics

Batavia - Advanced Recycling (formerly Veolia) Transfer Station
Location: 766 Hunter Dr., Batavia, IL 60510
Contact: 630-879-3587
Hours: Sat 6am-10am Only (for Residential drop-off pricing)
Accepts: Recycling - Roofing shingles, household recycling, cardboard, containers, paper, etc.
Reuse - Untreated lumber, pallets, clean wood
Mulching - Yard waste, branches, leaves
Landfilling - Household garbage, treated lumber
Cost: $40 for mixed acceptable materials up to a quantity equal to a level pickup truck bed-full; Saturday special for Residents, cash or credit card only.
EAST DUNDEE - MIDWEST MATERIAL MANAGEMENT
Location: 604 Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 (off of Rt 72 just east of Rock Rd (in the Beverly Gravel Pit) in East Dundee)
Contact: 847-426-6354; veronica@mwcompanies.com;
mwcompanies.com​
Hours: M-F 6a-4p; Sat 6a-12noon; Winter Hours: M-F 7-4
Accepts: Yard waste, food scraps. No household waste, one-ton minimum is appreciated.
Cost: $45 per ton
Elgin - Midwest Compost / DuPage Yard Waste
Locations: Midwest Compost, 1320 Spaulding Rd., Elgin, IL 60120 / 847-931-2900
DuPage Yard Waste, 1195 W. Washington St., West Chicago 60185 / 630-876-8900
Website: www.midwestcompostllc.com
Hours: M-F 7-4 (Open mid-April through end of ​November)
Accepts: Clean residential yard waste: Leaves, grass, branches, sod, dirt in brown paper bags, or in bulk.
Cost: $2/bag or equivalent; cash, credit or check.

Geneva - pushing the envelope farm
Location: 1700 Averill Road, Geneva, IL 60134
Contact: Trisha Margulies, genevafarm(at)gmail.com, 630-578-3313 (please call)
Hours: M-F 9-5
Accepts: Leaves, grass clippings, and other non-woody clippings (no branches). Larger tree limbs for firewood.
Food Scraps (no meat). Old Pumpkins and squashes!
Cost: free of charge
PLANO - MIDWEST MATERIAL MANAGEMENT
Location: 1270 East Beecher Rd., Plano, IL 60512
Contact: 847-426-6354; veronica@mwcompanies.com;
mwcompanies.com​
Hours: M-F 7a-4p; Sat 7a-12noon
Cost: $20 per yard
Also: ​OMRI Certified compost and spreading services for sale.

Scrap Metal

Aurora - ALL AMERICAN RECYCLING
Location: 1137 Mitchell Rd., Aurora, IL 60505
Contact: 630-844-6900, aarecycles.com
Hours: Mon-Fri. 7:30 - 4:30 / Sat. 7:00 - 12:00 / Sun closed
Accepts: aluminum, copper, brass, insulated wire, cast iron, steel, appliances that do not contain freon, and lead acid batteries.
Payment: We pay for all listed items
Aurora - Fox Valley Iron & Metal
Location: 637 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60507
Contact: 630-897-5907
Hours: M-F 8-4 / Sat 8-12 noon / Sun closed
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, cast, iron, industrial scrap, steel
Payment: does pay for all listed items
Aurora - Get Green Recycling
Location: 600 N Broadway, Aurora, IL
Contact: 630-264-2400
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:30p.m.;Sat 7 a.m.- noon; Sun Closed
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, insulated copper wire, machinery, steel
Payment: does pay for some items
Aurora - s & s metal recycling
Location: 336 E Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60505​
Contact: 630-844-3344; www.ssmetalrecyclers2.com
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat 7 a.m - noon; Sun Closed
Accepts: aluminum, copper, brass, carbide, electric motors, insulated wire, lead, cast iron, stainless steel, steel, rims, motors, machine cast, zinc/die cast and appliances that do not contain freon, radiators, catalytic converters, rims and lead acid batteries.
Payment: We pay for all listed items.
Elgin - Bluff City Metal Recycling
Location: 980 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin, IL 60120
Contact: 847-742-4600, www.bluffcityrecycling.com
Hours: M-F 7-6 / Sat 7-5 / Sun 8-12
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, other metals
Payment: does pay for some items
Elgin / Gilberts - Elgin Recycling
Location: 660 Schiller St., Elgin, IL 60123 and 161 Center Dr., Gilberts, IL 60136
Contact: 847-741-4100, www.elginrecycling.com
Hours: M-F 7-5 / Sat 8-1
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, metals, electronics (no tube TVs), some appliances
Payment: does pay for some items
West Chicago - St. Charles Scrap / Ecology, Inc.
Location: 3N780 Powis Rd., West Chicago, IL 60185
Contact: 1-800-MyScrap (697-2727), www.1800myscrap.com
Hours: M-F 8-4:30 / Sat 8-2
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, iron, lead, steel, other metals, paper, cardboard, newspaper, microwaves
Payment: does pay for some items
WEST CHICAGO - THE CRUSHER​​
Location: 651 W Washington St, West Chicago, IL 60185​
Contact: 630-231-6888, www.theautocrusher.com
Hours: M-F 8-5 / Sat 9-3
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, iron, lead, steel, other metals, air conditioners, refrigerators, microwaves, propane tanks
Payment: does pay for some items

Building Material Re-use and Recycling

See here​ for a list of Building Material (Construction and Deconstruction) Recycling Drop-off Locations, and Collection Services.
Aurora - ReStore - Habitat for Humanity
Location: 4100 Fox Valley Center Drive
Contact: 630-585-5508
Hours: call for hours
Accepts: used building materials, furniture
Elgin - ReStore - Habitat for Humanity
Location: 800 N State St, Elgin (Rt 31)
Contact: 847-742-9905
Hours: W-F 9-6 / Sat 9-4 /Sun-Tu closed
Accepts: used building materials, furniture, unused latex paint

Donate: Homeowners and contractors can donate surplus items (tax deductible), reducing the amount of building materials that would otherwise go to landfills. The lists of what we can & cannot accept will change, depending on inventory and sales. Please always call before bringing materials to ReStore. Please understand that if we feel that we cannot sell an item, we reserve the right to decline the donation.
Purchase: This center sells surplus or gently used building materials at significant savings to the general public. Proceeds from sales support the mission of the Habitat for Humanity organization.

West Chicago - K. Hoving Recycling and Disposal
Location: 1655 Powis Road, West Chicago, IL 60185
Contact: 630-377-7000, www.khoving.com
Hours: Monday – Friday: 6:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am to 10:30 am
Accepts: asphalt, asphalt shingles, bricks, concrete, metal, pallets, wood, drywall, and more
Cost: call for pricing
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