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Electronics Recycling

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program is for Kane County residents and all residents of border towns like Algonquin, Elgin, Aurora, Montgomery, etc.) The program is for residential material only, no businesses. 

​When: November 12, 2016; 8am-12noon
Where:  540 S Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174 SEE MAP​
What: Electronics (cost), Book Recycling (free), Latex Paint (cost), and Confidential Document Shredding (free). 
Costs: TVs and Monitors cost $25 (under 21" measured diagonally across the screen) or $35 (21" and over). Pay online in advance HERE​ or pay at event with cash or card only.​ Paint has a per-can recycling fee, payable by the resident, with cash or check, as follows:
    • 1 Quart – $2.00 each
    • 1 Gallon – $3.50 each
    • 2 Gallon – $5.50 each
    • 5 Gallon – $10.00 each


Fabyan Parkway, Batavia
Location: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510 (Old Juvenile Justice Center) SEE MAP
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm (HOLIDAY HOURS: closed Nov. 24 & 25 and Dec. 26) Cost: TVs and Monitors cost $25 or $35. Pay online in advance HERE​ or pay at site with cash or card only.

South Elgin Old Public Works
 735 Martin Drive, South Elgin, IL 60177 (drop-off is on the south side of the buildingSEE MAP
 M-F 8am-4pm 
(HOLIDAY HOURS: closed Nov. 24 & 25 and Dec. 26) Cost: TVs and Monitors cost $25 or $35. Pay online in advance HERE or pay at site with cash or card only.

West Dundee Public Works
Location: 900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee, IL 60118 SEE MAP​ Information: 847-586-5605 Hours:  M-F 7am-3pm (Note: hours are an hour earlier than other sites) (HOLIDAY HOURS: closed Nov. 24 & 25 and Dec. 26) Cost: TVs and Monitors cost $25 or $35. Pay online in advance HERE or pay at site with cash or card only.​​


Cable & Satellite Receivers
Cables & Cords
Cell Phones / PDAs
Circuit Boards
Computers (CPUs, Laptops, Tablet PCs, computer batteries)
Digital Converter Boxes
Digital Recorders
DVD Players
Fax Machines
Hard Drives
Portable Digital Music Players
Small Scale Servers
Video Game Consoles


Monitors (all types, flat screen or glass tube)
TVs/Televisions (all types, all ages, flat screen or glass tube)

  • $25 fee for screens under 21 inches (measured diagonally)
  • $35 fee for screens 21 inches and over 

Pay online in advance HERE​ or pay at site with cash or card only.

This fee is paid directly to the County's contracted electronics recycler - eWorks, a non-profit that employs people with developmental disabilities.​


Small household appliances, microwaves​, toner cartridges, DVDs, Video and audio cassettes, and other items that are not on the list of 
equipment banned from the landfill, are no longer acceptable in this program, due to the limitations we are now experiencing in electronics recycling in Illinois.  This may change again in the future. Please check again later. For now contact your waste hauler for pick up of larger items, and take smaller working items to thrift stores or if broken place directly in the trash.

Large home appliances/white goods (stoves, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, etc.):  Please contact your city, village, or waste hauler to arrange for the disposal of these items. Many of these items can be taken to The Crusher in West Chicago, 630-231-6888.

Large stereo speakers (extra-large wooden-box speakers): We will take the speakers themselves, but not the box. Please remove the speakers from the wooden box, dispose of the wood and bring the speaker mechanism to our recycling event.

Batteries (not contained in equipment): If the batteries are in the equipment, we will take them. See the Battery Recycling page for information on recycling loose batteries.

Hazardous waste (Mercury-containing devices, thermostats, thermometers, smoke detectors, liquids and gases, fluorescent tubes, etc): See the Household Hazardous Waste page for information on disposal of these items.

Fluorescent Lights (tubes and compact fluorescent lights [CFLs]): CFLs can be disposed of at most hardware stores (just check with your local one), and all Home Depot stores. Please place old CFLs in a plastic zip-lock bag and place in the designated drop-boxes at participating stores. For full information see the Fluorescent Lights page.​

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