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(free and open to the p​​ublic 24/7, unless otherwise indicated)

(for Aurora residents Only)
Click here ​for more information.​

Batavia Public Works
(Batavia Residents Only)
200 N. Raddant Rd., Batavia

Batavia residents ​can also use the HHW collection program, see note in right box --->>>​​

Elgin Township Highway Garage
(Kane County Residents only, NO Businesses!)
725 S. McLean Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60123

Elgin Fire Station
(Kane County Residents only, NO Businesses!)
650 Big Timber Road
Elgin, IL 60123
(1/4 mile West of Route 31)

Elgin Fire District Annex
(Kane County Residents only, NO Businesses!)
8N709 Stevens Rd.
Elgin, IL 60124

(cnr Hopps and Stevens Roads)

Geneva Public Works
(Geneva Residents Only)
Public Works building - front desk
1800 South Street, Geneva
M-F 8am-4pm
or the HHW collection program, see note in right box --->>>​

Naperville HHW Facility
156 Fort Hill Drive
Naperville, IL 60540

M-F Public Works Office: 630-420-6095
Drop-off: 9am–2pm every Saturday & Sunday (except holidays)​

Pingree Grove Fire Station
39W160 Plank Rd.

Elgin, IL 60124​

​St. Charles Public Works
(St. Charles Residents Only)
1405 S. 7th Ave., St. Charles
M-F 8am - 4:30pm

​Batteries Plus
Geneva: 1492 S. Randall Rd. / 630-402-6495
Elgin: 352 S. Randall​ Rd. / 847-289-8990
Hours: M-F 8a-8p; Sat 9a-7p; Sun 10a-5p
  • Fees may apply - $0.25 to $1 per pound - to recycle at Batteries Plus.​
  • Please call to confirm, that they are recieving batteries or bulbs at any given time, as it is inconsistant.​


Battery ​Recycling
​Household dry-cell batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 12V, etc, coin, and button) contain high levels of heavy metals, including cadmium, lead and mercury, which can contaminate the environment.  Please recycle them if possible.​
For more information on the environmental impact of batteries and best practices, see this blog​, suggested by a student named Henry.

Curbside battery recycling programs are a thing of the past (for the most part, although the Village of North Aurora and the Campton Hills Township contracts still allow you to place bagged batteries on top of your cart for curbside collection).

Everyone else, please do not ​place them near or on your curbside ​bin, as that is no longer the proper practice for assuring that they get recycled! Please see the list of drop-off locations to the left​.

Tape the tops for safety​: first tape over the tops of all 9V, 12V, and lithium batteries as they are a potential fire hazard, see here for more detailed info on containing these batteries.

The best way to reduce waste with batteries is to invest in a small battery charger and buy rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries make better use of resources, because you can use them multiple times before recycling, and there are many locations to recycle rechargeable batteries.​

The Northern six townships, Geneva, Batavia,​ and Mill Creek may include batteries in your household hazardous waste collection.

Lead-acid​ Batteries​

Car Battery

Larger lead-acid batteries from autos, boats, sump pumps, and the like may be taken to any store that sells these batteries. The store will accept them for free or a small charge. These batteries are totally recycled including the lead plates, battery acid, and plastic case.

They can also be delivered to any Home Depot store, or the Naperville facility​.