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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. Businesses can see this list of electronics recycling companies​ to assist with their needs.



ELECTRONIC ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR FREE

BOLD items are prohibited by State law from being disposed of in landfills.​

Cable Receivers
Cameras
CD Players
Cell Phones
Christmas Lights
Circuit Boards
Computers (CPUs, Laptops, Tablet PCs, computer batteries)
Computer Drives
Cords & Cables
Digital Converter Boxes
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Players
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Recorders
Fax Machines
Hard Drives
Holiday Lights
Keyboards
Laptops
Mainframes
Mice
Modems
PDA Organizers
Phones
Portable Digital Music Players
Printers
Satellite Receivers
Scanners
Small Scale Servers
Speakers
Stereos
Tablets
Video Cassette Recorders (VCRs)
Video Game Consoles

ELECTRONIC ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR A COST

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.​

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

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, air conditioners, 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.​