KANE COUNTY RECYCLES
Recycling Information
Phone: 630.208.3841
Fax: 630.208.3837
Email: recycle@countyofkane.org

Building Material Reuse


Kane County produces more than 80,000 tons of construction waste each year. The Habitat for Humanity program provides an alternative to disposal.

Habitat for Humanity Restore ReStore Aurora
4100 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora / (630) 585-5508
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Sunday – Tuesday

ReStore Elgin
800 North State St., Elgin (Route 31, 1 mile south of I-90) / (847) 742-9905
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday – Tuesday

Acceptable Materials:

Cabinets: new & used, undamaged, up-to-date with all parts
Plumbing: usable fixtures, parts & supplies, used toilets under 5 years old
Electrical: usable fixtures, parts & supplies
Electronics: Computers, TVs, and all peripheries, cell phones, etc (working or not, new or old)
New Windows: complete w/ unbroken, insulated glass (or under 5 years)
Hardware: knobs, hinges, locks, cabinet pulls, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, in quantity only
Lumber: at least 6’ in length
Doors: interior & exterior, with jams, no broken glass (currently NOT accepting hollow core)
Roofing: in full bales (minimum of 3)
Insulation: full bales only
Carpet: new only, rolled & labeled with size (for used carpet see A-Z list)
Tools: hand, garden & working power
Flooring: wood, ceramic, tile, vinyl (new)
Millwork/Trim: usable lengths
Countertops: granite, solid surface, laminate (no custom corners)
Appliances: in good working order, less than 8 years old for pick up, 10yrs for drop off
Furniture: not upholstered unless in pristine condition
Landscaping: blocks & materials
Paint: new or unused latex only
Miscellaneous: masonry, sheathing siding, drywall supplies

Items That CANNOT Be Accepted:

  • Clothing/home goods
  • Lead-based materials
  • Tub surrounds used
  • Paint, stain, or varnish (opened)
  • Toxic Materials
  • Used blinds
  • Wallpaper
  • Used carpet pad
  • Used carpeting & vinyl flooring
  • Used shutters (will take if in great condition)
  • Aluminum or vinyl siding (unless new and large volume)
  • Window parts & pieces/ Storm windows
  • Lumber, drywall, Styrofoam, etc. under 6’
  • Used hot water heaters over 3 years
  • Car accessories
  • Glass
  • Items that are broken or missing parts
  • Used garbage disposals and trash compactors

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.