DROP-OFF LOCATIONS - open year-round
Staffed sites: These drop-off locations will be closing as of end of day Friday 3/20/20 until further notice.
Batavia, Fabyan Parkway TEMPORARILY CLOSED
West Dundee Public Works TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Location: 900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee, IL 60118 SEE MAP
Hours: M-F 7am-3pm (See Holiday Closures)
Naperville Public Works (open to Kane County residents) TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Location: 156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL60540
Contact: eWorks at 217-364-7543
Costs: TVs and Monitors cost $25 (under 21" measured diagonally) or $35 (21" or over). All other acceptable items are free to drop off. Pay onsite with cash or card or pay online in advance HERE (if you use this option, you MUST print the receipt and bring it with you). These same costs apply at the collection events listed below.
Why is there a fee on TVs and Monitors? TVs and monitors contain lead and/or mercury and must be processed as hazardous material, a more expensive process that makes the consumer-based fee a necessity. The fee is paid directly to the County's contracted electronics recycler - eWorks, a non-profit that employs people with developmental disabilities. You are helping a good cause and responsibly disposing of your used electronics!
Data security: Kane County contracts with eWorks Recycling Services, located in Elk Grove Village. All data stored on computer hard drives will be completely erased or destroyed under the highest security (meeting all FACTA privacy protection requirements). They use the BLANCO data erasure software and the Department of Defense Standard 7-pass kill disk. This also applies to the Naperville site which is managed and served by eWorks as well.
Check below for exact dates we will accept each of the following materials:
- Electronics - see list of Accepted Items
- Books - can be of any age, in any condition, either paperback or hardcover. They are assessed for reuse and redistributed if possible. Otherwise they are sent for recycling.
- Clothes & textiles
- Documents for shredding
- and more! Scroll down for specifics.
- Please note the different materials accepted for each event date.
2020 Event Dates:
Where: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174 unless otherwise noted*
When: Saturdays, as listed below, from 8am – 12 noon
Apr 11 - Electronics, Books, Clothes & Textiles CANCELLED
May 9 - Electronics, Books, Clothes & Textiles, Paint
May16 * - Special Hazardous Waste Event
Jun 13 - Electronics, Books, Clothes & Textiles, Doc Shred Jul 11 - Annual Extravaganza: Electronics, Books, Paint, bikes, foam, batteries, bulbs, Clothes & Textiles, metal
(NO Document Shredding at the July Extravaganza event)
Aug 8 - Electronics, Books, Clothes & Textiles, Doc Shred Sept 12 - Electronics, Books, Clothes & Textiles, Doc Shred Oct 10 - Electronics, Books, Clothes & Textiles, Paint
Nov 14 - Electronics, Books, Clothes & Textiles
* Note: 5/16/20 HHW event will be held at: 309 N River Street, Aurora. IL 60506. Please check back here for updated information about potential cancellation.
Costs at events: Same as above under Drop-offs. TVs and Monitors cost $25 (under 21" measured diagonally) or $35 (21" or over). All other acceptable items are free to drop off. Pay onsite with cash or card or pay online in advance HERE (if you use this option, you MUST print the receipt and bring it with you). These same costs apply at the drop-off locations listed above.
(not part of the Kane County program) are listed HERE
The information regarding other options is provided as a service to residents and is updated intermittently or when changes are brought to our attention. Residents are encouraged to call the recycling centers to verify recycling information. Inclusion in this guide is not an endorsement of any of these companies, nor has the County purposely excluded any parties that provide waste/recycling services.