Kane County Recycles
Thank you for visiting the Kane County Recycles webpage!
We have a new A-Z List of recycling and reuse opportunities in Kane County! Please refer to that list to find the most current recycling information on a variety of materials that can't go in your household recycling but can be recycled. See household recycling guidelines here. Any other questions you have may be directed to the contacts above.
540 S Randall Road, St. Charles / 630-208-3841Hours:
2nd Saturday of each month, 8:00am – 2:00pmExact Event Dates:
May 11 | Jun 8 | Jul 13 | Aug 10
Also see the list of other drop-off locations
.For more information click here.
Accepted and Unaccepted Items List
Kane County is currently contracting with Sims Recycling Solutions, Inc (SRS) for electronics collection and recycling services. Upon receipt, SRS will assess equipment for reusability or refurbishment. What cannot be reused will be responsibly demanufactured in the United States and recycled according to R2 standards. All data stored on computer hard drives will be completely erased or destroyed under the highest security (meeting all FACTA privacy protection requirements), so there is no need to wipe your drives before recycling.
Ongoing services provided:
The Kane County Recycles office maintains, evaluates, improves, and expands opportunities for reuse, recycling and waste diversion in Kane County. Recycling programs focus on: electronics, books, hazardous materials, and other hard-to-recycle materials, as well as household recycling, commercial/business recycling and yard waste/organics composting. This office also publishes the annual Kane County Recycles Green Guide and offers information on the Kane County Leaf Burning Regulations. This office oversees the annual licensing of Waste and Recycling Haulers, the sale of backyard compost bins, and implementation of the Kane County Solid Waste Plan. We also oversee the Recycling and Hauler Licensing Ordinance 95-157 which requires commercial businesses and multi-family residences to recycle, and provides the provisions for hauler licensing and reporting. For more information please see this FAQs sheet.
Kane County Recycles is part of the Department of Facilities, Development and Environmental Resources, which is responsible for implementing the Kane County Stormwater Ordinance, the Kane County Stormwater Management Plan, the Kane County Solid Waste Plan, Kane County Recycling Program and administering the Solid Waste Ordinances of the Kane County Code.