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Kane County Recycles


Drop-off​ Locations

Waste and recycling are generally consolidated at locations known as transfer stations. At transfer stations, trash is transferred from the compactor trucks that serve neighborhoods into larger, more efficient big-rigs for transport to a landfill. Recycling is similarly transferred into big-rigs, but it is taken to a material recovery facility for sorting, bailing and eventual resale. Yard waste and organics may also be brought to a transfer station for consolidation and transport to an industrial compost facility. Finally, there are specialized transfer stations for collecting and sorting construction and demolition debris (some locations take both C&D and municipal solid waste, while some only take one or the other). 

​Some ​transfer stations are open to the public to drop-off material. However, due to minimum tonnage policies put in place by station operators, it is generally much more cost effective for residents to dispose of trash (even bulk items) and yard waste through a curbside program whenever possible. Use of specialized drop-offs (e.g., compost facilities, recycling centers) is also often more cost-effective than using a transfer station.

Please call all facilities below to confirm hours of operation and to obtain information on rates, minimums, detailed material acceptance guidelines, and notices about required PPE. 

Kane County Recycling Centers​ for electronics; clothing, shoes textiles; books; paper and cardboard and more ​ 

NOTE: use links below to jump to the section:
Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Stations (trash, recycling, yard waste)
Single Stream Recycling​​​ (no trash, no yard waste)
Yard Waste & Organics​ (no trash, no recycling)


​Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Stations

Batavia - Waste Management Transfer Station
Location: 766 Hunter Dr., Batavia, IL 60510
Contact: 630-762-8002
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm, Sat. 6am-10:30am
Accepts: Municipal solid waste and recycling, yard waste, construction and demolition debris

ELGIN - Waste Management BLUFF CITY Transfer Station
Location: 1225 Gifford Rd., Elgin, IL 60120
Contact: 847-608-7543
Hours: M-F 6am-4​pm​
Accepts: Municipal solid waste and recycling, yard waste, construction and demolition debris
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WEst Chicago - Groot Dukane ​Transfer Station
Location: 1995 Powis Rd., West Chicago​, IL 60185
Contact: 630-587-5673
Hours: M-F 7am-5pm, Sat. 7am-11am
Accepts: Municipal solid waste and recycling, yard waste​

CRYSTAL LAKE - Waste Management Transfer Station
Location: 1400 S. Virginia Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Contact: 847-658-5157
Hours: M-F 5:30am-2pm
Accepts: Municipal solid waste and recycling, yard waste, construction and demolition debris

Single Stream Recycling​​​​ Only (no trash, no yard waste)

​​ ​Virgil Township OFFICE
Location: 49W181 Winters Rd., Maple Park, IL 60151
Contact: 815-827-3383
Hours: 24/7
Accepts: Household containers and paper at no cost; see Recycling Guidelines
No non-recyclable trash, NO dumping

​Yard Waste & Organics (no trash, no household ​recycling)

HAMPSHIRE - MIDWEST MATERIAL MANAGEMENT
Location: 16N220 Brier Hill Rd., Hampshire, IL 60140
Contact: 847-426-6354; ​mmmrecycles.com
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm; Sat 6am-12pm
Accepts: Yard waste - grass, leaves, and brush. Clean wood chips. No food scraps.
Also accepts construction and demolition materials including asphalt shingles, wood (treated/untreated/pallets), concrete, brick, block, aggregates, tile, drywall, etc. 
Elgin - Midwest Compost
Location: 1320 Spaulding Rd., Elgin, IL 60120
Contact: 847-931-​2900; midwestcompostllc.com
Hours: M-F 6am-4pm; Sat 6am-12pm
Accepts: Leaves, grass, branches, logs, stumps, sod, clean dirt; no construction debris


Elburn - Creekside Compost
Location: 2S785 S Lorang Rd., Elburn, IL 60119
Contact: 630-896-8238; creeksidecompost.com
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm; Sat 7am-12pm
Accepts: Leaves, grass, branches, logs, stumps, sod, clean dirt clean landscaping cement; no other construction debris
Geneva - pushing the envelope farm
Location: 1700 Averill Road, Geneva, IL 60134
Contact: Elan​ Margulies, genevafarm@gmail.com, 630-578-3313 (please call to arrange)
Hours: M-F 9-5
Accepts: Leaves, grass clippings, and other non-woody clippings (no branches). 
Plant-based food scraps and seasonal decor
NO woody products, metal, plastic, meat, bones, dairy, oils, compostable paper products, or plastic bags, please.
West Chicago - MIDWEST COMPOST
Location:
1195 W. Washington St., West Chicago, IL 60185
Contact: 630-876-8900; midwestcompostllc.com
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm; Sat 7am-12pm
Accepts:

Leaves, grass, branches, logs, stumps, sod, clean dirt; no construction debris

Scr​ap Metal ​​(call each facility for metal purchase policies & pricing)​​​

AURORA - K​ANE COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER
Location: 994​ N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
Contact: 630-208-3841
Hours: ​​Saturdays only - see Recycling Center page. ​
Accepts: any scrap metal and small and large appliances that do not contain refrigerants
Note: We do not pay for metal. All proceeds support eWorks' non-profit mission.

Aurora - ALL AMERICAN RECYCLING
Location: 1137 Mitchell Rd., Aurora, IL 60505
Contact: 630-844-6900; aarecycles.com
Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm; Sat 7am-12:30pm
Accepts: aluminum, copper, brass, insulated wire, cast iron, steel, appliances that do not contain refrigerants, and lead acid batteries.
Aurora - Get Green Recycling
Location: 600 N Broadway, Aurora, IL
Contact: 630-264-2400; getgreencorp.com
Hours: M-F 7:30am-5pm; Sat 7:30am-1pm
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, insulated copper wire, machinery, steel
Aurora - s & s metal recycling
Location: 336 E Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60505​
Contact: 630-844-3344; ssmetalrecyclers2.com
Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm; Sat 7am-12:30pm
Accepts: aluminum, copper, brass, carbide, electric motors, insulated wire, lead, cast iron, stainless steel, steel, rims, motors, machine cast, zinc/die cast and appliances that do not contain refrigerants, radiators, catalytic converters, rims and lead acid batteries
BATAVIA - KANE COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER
Location: 517 E. Fabyan Pkwy, Batavia, IL 60510​
Contact: 630-208-3841
Hours: ​​See Recycling Center page. ​
Accepts: any scrap metal and small and large appliances that do not co​ntain refrigerants
Note: We do not pay for metal. All proceeds support eWorks' non-profit mission.

​​​Elgin - Bluff Cit​y Metal Recycling
Location: 980 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin, IL 60120
Contact: 847-742-4600,​ bluffcityrecycling.com 
Hours: M-F 6am-6pm; Sat 6am-5pm; Sun 8am-noon​
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, other metals

Elgin - Elgin Recycling
Location: 660 Schiller St., Elgin, IL 60123
Contact: 847-741-4100; elginrecycling.com
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, metals, electronics (TVs for a fee), appliances including items containing refrigerants (fee applies)

Gilberts - Elgin Recycling
Location: 161 Center Dr., Gilberts, IL 60136
Contact: 847-741-4100; elginrecycling.com
Hours: M-F 7am-5pm; Sat 8am-1pm
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, metals, electronics (TVs for a fee), appliances including items containing refrigerants (fee applies)

​​ West Chicago - St. Charles Scrap / Ecology, Inc.
Location: 3N780 Powis Rd., West Chicago, IL 60185
Contact: ​1-800-MyScrap (697-2727); 1800myscrap.com
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm; Sat 8am-2pm
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, iron, lead, steel, other metals

WEST CHICAGO - THE CRUSHER​​
Location: 651 W Washington St, West Chicago, IL 60185​
Contact: 630-231-6888; theautocrusher.com​
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Sat 9am-12pm​
Accepts: aluminum, brass, copper, iron, lead, steel, other metals, appliances, cars, lawn mowers, & propane tanks

Building Materials and Home Furni​shings for Re-use 

Aurora EAST - Habitat for Humanity RESTORE​
Location: 4100 Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
Contact: 630-585-5508; restoredonation@gohabitat.org; gohabitatrestore.com​
Hours:Tu-Sat 10am-6pm
Accepts: new and gently used building materials, furniture, home decor

Aurora WEST - Habitat for Humanity RESTORE​
Location: 2302 W. Indian Trail Rd., Aurora, IL 60506
Contact: 630-423-6726; info@restoreaurora.com; chicagolandhabitat.org​
Hours:Tu-Sat 9am-5pm
Accepts: new and gently used building materials, furniture, home decor
Elgin - Habitat for Humanity RESTORE
Location: 800 N State St, Elgin (Rt 31)
Contact: 847-742-9905; habitatnfv.org
Hours: Tu-Sun 9am-5pm
Accepts: new and gently used building materials, furniture, home decor


Construction & Demolition Waste (see also transfer stations above and full list of C&D facilities ​​HERE)

HAMPSHIRE - MIDWEST MATERIAL MANAGEMENT
Location: 16N220 Brier Hill Rd., Hampshire, IL 60140
Contact: 847-426-6354; ​mmmrecycles.com
Hours: M-F 7am-4pm; Sat 6am-12pm
Accepts: C&D Recycling - roofing (asphalt) shingles, wood (treated/untreated/pallets), cardboard, plastics, paper, metals, concrete, brick, block, aggregates, tile, drywall, etc.
West Chicago - LRS (fka K. Hoving)
Location: 1655 Powis Road, West Chicago, IL 60185
Contact: 630-377-7000; lrsrecycles.com
Hours: M-F 5am-5pm; Sat 6am-12pm
Accepts: C&D Recycling - roofing (asphalt) shingles,  wood (treated/untreated/pallets), cardboard, plastics, paper, metals, concrete,​ brick, block, aggregates, tile, drywall, etc.




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