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​​News & Announcements, September 2022:

  • Final Multi-Material County Recycling Event of 2022: ​Our last event of 2022 at the Circuit Clerk's building is coming up on October 8th, 8am - noon​! We will be shredding residents' confidential documents for free. Additionally, we will be collecting latex paint, aerosol cans, camp-size propane tanks and car seats. A per item fee applies for these items. Please see all the details on our events page. ​

  • Additions to our A-Z List: ​There are now drop off locations in Kane County for recycling bike tires and inner tubes, sports/performance nutrition product wrappers, and hard hats. There's also an additional location in the north collecting Styrofoam​. Check out these items and many more on our ever-growing A-Z Recycling Guide.

  • Temporary restrictions in place at Naperville HHW facility: ​Due to a fire at a state processing facility, the Naperville HHW drop-off (open to all IL residents) has temporarily restricted its list of accepted items. See our Kane County Connects coverage here. Our webpage about the ​site​ has been updated to reflect these changes, but we encourage you to visit the facility website directly and/or call (630) 420-6095 during normal business hours for the most recent updates.​

  • Updates to our paint and medication disposal pages: Following many calls and emails​ about paint disposal and recycling, we've made some updates to our paint recycling page, including a new map of local drop-off sites taking various types of paint. Over on the medication page​, we updated our list of public agency medication drop-offs and provided links to maps of drop-offs for different parts of the County.

  • New Food Waste Prevention webpage: ​Inspired​ by her participation in the Wasted Food Action Alliance​, the Kane County Recycling Coordinator has developed a new page on preventing food waste. It's all about keeping good food out of the landfill and on our plates!

  • Seeking Volunteers for multiple Saturday events: None of our recycling events would be possible withou​t the time and efforts of dedicated volunteers! See our call for event volunteers for more details. Want to join the crew? Please fill out the online form here. ​

  • All about Wish-Cycling: ​There are several new resources out about "wish-cycling." Wish-cycling is when people put items that can't be recycled into recycling bins. Kan​e County's new resources include a new flier (2 pages) and a slightly longer guide (6 pages). Also, the IL Task Force for Recycling Contamination Solutions, in which Kane Co. participates, recently put out a two-minute PSA on wish-cycling. Watch it here!​

  • Battery, bulbs & sharps page updates ​We get a lot of calls about how to recycle batteries and light bulbs and it can be confusing because there are so m​any different types these days and it isn't always easy to tell them apa​rt. Sharps pose another issue for home users who rely on them to deliver medicine. To provide the best info possible we overhauled our battery page, light bulbs page, and sharps disposal page. Check out the handy batteries and bulbs interactive map

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