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Recycling Centers & Events

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program is for residential equipment only. ​​Businesses can see this list of electronics recycling companies​ to assist with their needs.

COVID note: This information is kept current on a weekly basis​. Events are being conducted​ and the drop-offs are open. Please stay in your car, our staff will unload for you. Residents will please follow these Rules of Use​.

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​DROP-OFF LOCATIONS - o​pen year-round
Batavia, Fabyan Parkway 
Location: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510​ SEE MAP
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm ​​(See Holiday Closures)​​

​West Dundee Public Works​ ​
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) ​
​Location: 156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL60540
Contact: eWorks at 217-364-7543
Hours: M-F 7am-3pm ​​​(See Holiday Closures)​​

Accepted Items:

​​​COVID-19 precautions: 
  • Materials to be recycled must be in the hatchback area or trunk of the vehicle. Items placed in passenger seats or back seats will not be accepted.
  • Residents will remain in the vehicle with windows up and our worker will unload for you. 
  • Read the full Rules of Use​ and follow them please. ​

Costs: TVs and Monitors co​st $25 (under 21" measured diagonally) or $35 (21" or over). All other acceptable items​ are free to drop off. ​​These same costs apply at the collection events listed below. 

COVID-19 Payment guidelines (for drop-offs and events):
  • Online: Please pay online in advance for any TVs or monitors and bring your printed receipt to the drop-off with you. You will need to show the printed receipt through the window.
  • Card: If you need to pay by credit card at the time of delivery because you do not have a way to print the receipt, staff will limit contact while processing any payment transactions, meaning only your card will need to come into contact with the electronic swipe device and you will not need to sign physically. 
  • Cash: Cash paymnents are highly discouraged for the safety of the workers​.​ ​If you have to pay with cash, it must be the exact amount. Change will not be given. In order to avoid direct contact, you will insert the cash into a slotted box held out by the staff person.
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 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 Defens​e​ Standard 7-pass kill disk. This also applies to the Naperville site which is managed and served by eWorks as well​.

  • Residents must follow these Rules of Use​.
  • Events are rain or shine unless severe weather​​ warnings (that would endanger event workers) necessitate early closure or cancellation.
  • Confidential document sh​redding will not be offered at events until 2021. Stay tuned here for dates.

Last Event of 2020:
Where: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174  
When: Saturday, November 14th, 8am – 12 noon​​
What: Electronics*, Books, Clothes & Textiles
Electronics: Accepted Items List
* Costs​: TVs and Monitors co​st $25 or $35. All other  acceptable items​ are free to drop off. Same costs and payment method guidelines apply at events and at drop-offs. Scroll up for details. 

Clothing & Textiles: Accepted Items List​

Book Recycling: ​We take books of any age, size or condition at the monthly events. Reus​able books will be redistributed and all others (like old, worn, torn, mass produced paperbacks, encyclopedias) wi​ll be sent for paper recycling. 

Shredded paper: If you have already shredded your documents, you can bring bags of shredded paper to any of the Recycling Events scheduled throughout the year (see above dates​). Please place shredded paper in paper bags (with top rolled and stapled once or twice) and drop them off at ​the Book Recycling area. We will put them in with the books that are beyond use and headed for recycling. The paper will get recycled.​

More Information:

Other Options for electronics recycling (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. R​esidents 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.​