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Recycling Centers 

The Kane County Recycling Centers started with electronics, but now accept several additional materials. 

​Check out this printable PDF for the full menu of accepted items.​

  • Accepted items (Aurora, Batavia, West Dundee): ​Electronics, Clothing, Textiles, Shoes, Books, Paper, Cardboa​rd, Shredded paper. 
    • We additionally accept large appliances that do not contain Freon (e.g., washers, driers, dishwashers) and scrap metals in Batavia and Aurora (no appliances to West Dundee due to site constraints)
    • Aurora and Batavia sites are piloting collection of household aerosols, propane tanks of 1lb or less capacity, and isobutane tanks of 1lb or less capacity (fee applies)
    • The Elburn location only takes electronics & registration is required at this site only - call 844-633-3577
  • Costs: ​The vast majority of accepted materials are free to drop off - exceptions 
    • Monitors (all locations - all types, flat screen or glass tube) and TVs/Televisions (all locations - all types, ​all ages, flat screen or glass tube) have a cost to recycle​. All other electronics are free to drop off.
      • ​$25 fee for screens under 21 inches (measured diagonally) 
      • $35 fee for screens 21 inches or over (measured diagonally) 
    • ​​​Accepted aerosol items and small (16 oz or smaller) isobutane tanks (Batavia and Aurora only): $1 per item
    • Small (16 oz or smaller) propane tanks (Batavia and Aurora only) $3​ per item
    • Pay onsite with cash or credit, or pre-pay online for Aurora, Batavia and West Dundee ​(please bring printed receipt)
books, clothing and shoes, scrap metal, cardboard, aerosol cans

Recycling Center Locations

Check out our interactive map of Kane County Program Locations below. Clic​k on the "four corners" icon to open in a new browser tab. See the batteries and light bulbs pages for a map of drop-offs specific to those items.

Aurora, Ace Hardware on Lake Street
Location: Saturday Pop-up collections for electronics, clothing & shoes, paper and scrap metal and more in the Ace Hardware parking lot at 994 N Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506. Many thanks to the business owner for working with us! Note: the former location at 911 N. Lake is no longer open to the public. MAP
Hours: every Saturday​, 9am -1pm ​​
Directions: ​If traveling north on Lake St., look for the iconic Northgate Plaza sign on the west side of the road. Use the next traffic light after the plaza entrance to turn left into the Ace Hardware lot and look for the e-Works box truck. If traveling south on Lake St., turn right into the driveway just north​ of the Ace Hardware sign. It is the fourth right turn after the intersection of Lake and Indian Trail. Look for the e-Works box truck.​

eWorks box truck near Ace Hardware sign​​
Batavia, Fabyan Parkway (former Juvenile Justice Center)
Location: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510​ MAP​​
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm; no longer open Saturdays, but see Aurora hours above ​​(See Holiday Closures)​​​

Directions: ​If traveling west on Fabyan Pkwy., turn right into the driveway about 1000 ft past the intersection (with traffic light) with N. Raddant Rd. If traveling east on Fabya​n Pkwy., turn left about 150 ft. after passing Surrey Rd​. on the right. Surrey Rd. is the second right after crossing Rt. 25.​​​​​​

Staff unload items from a car at Fabyan Parkway

​West Dundee, Public Works​​
Location: ​900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee, IL 60118 MAP​ 
Hours: ​M-F 7am-3pm​ (​See Holiday Closures​​)​​​​
Directions: If traveling north on Rt. 31, look for the intersection with ​Bancosky Rd. on the left. Continue about 1/3 mile and take the next left turn onto Angle Tarn. Pass the church parking lot and turn right onto Beacon St. then take a slight left to find the Center behind the DPW building. If traveling south on Rt. 31, look for the intersection with Willow Ln. and Strom Dr. Continue about 1/2 mile and take the next right turn onto Angle Tarn. Pass the church parking lot and turn right onto Beacon St. then take a slight left to find the Center behind the DPW building.

Items on palets at the West Dundee site

Elburn, Electronic Waste Center (independently operated by LRS​​)
Location: 1N138 Linlar Drive, Elburn, IL 60119 MAP
Hours: M-F 8:30am-2:30pm​
Accepts: Electronics Only. See INFO SHEET​ for details and costs for TVs & Monitors.

    Registration Required before drop off, for this location only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there a fee on TVs and Monitors? TVs and monitors contain lead and/or me​rcury and must be processed as hazardous material, a more expensive process that makes the fee a necessity. The fee is paid directly to the County's contracted electronics recycler ​- eWorks Electronic Services, Inc., a non-profit that trains and employs people with de​velopmental disabilities. You are helping a good cause and responsibly disposing of your used electronics!

If I drop off a computer or hard drive, how do you ensure that my personal data is safe? Kane County contracts with eWorks Electronic Services, Inc.​ located in Elk Grove Village. EWorks is R2 (Responsible Recycling) certified, which means they must meet rigorous standards for the handling of all data-containing devices. Data containing devices are kept locked up at the Recycling Centers when stored overnight. Once they are transported to eWorks in Elk Grove, the devices are separated into two streams - those intended for resale (newer devices only) and those intended for recycling. All devices and components routed for recycling have their hard drives​ or data cards shredded. Devices selected for resale are segregated carefully at eWorks and remain in locked storage at all times. Trained technicians implement BLANCO data erasure software and​ the Department of Defens​e​ Standard 7-pass kill disk to completely erase existing data prior to resale. This is the process used for devices collection at all Kane County Recycling Centers and events, including the LRS-run site in Elburn. 

May I drop off equipment associated with a business or office?
Yes, though with some quantity limits. We prefer all business quantity deliveries to come to the Batavia site.

  • For large volumes, ongoing quantities, or specific documentation requirements, please contact eWorks (217-364-7472) for a customized quote and service program options. 
  • Up to 2 pallets worth can be delivered to Batavia without prior notice.  
  • Anything more than 2 pallets will require that you call to make an appointment (217-364-7472).
  • ​Identify yourself as a business (for tracking purposes) at the time of delivery (bring a business card or a tax ID #).
  • You will pay the same cost for TVs and Monitors as residents do: TVs and Monitors cost $25 (under 21" measured diagonally) or $35 (21" or over).  All other items are FREE to drop off. 
  • Businesses can pay with a credit card at the time of delivery.
  • If certificate of recycling, data destruction, or an audit report is required, please contact eWorks in advance of delivery (217-364-7472) to make arrangements for documentation.

Alternatively, ​​busi​nesses may see the whole list of electronics recycling companies​​ that can assist with electronics recycling needs.​