News & Announcements, May 2023:
Aurora Recycling Pop-Up, June 3: The e-Works box-truck & staff will be collecting recyclables, including electronics (fees for TVs and computer monitors), clothing and textiles, cardboard, books, and paper in the parking lot in front of the Ace Hardware at 994 N. Lake Street from 9am - noon on Saturday, June 3rd. See more about item acceptance and fee items on our Centers page. The pop-up will continue on this schedule (first Saturdays) until further notice.
Community Shredding, June 10: The Batavia Rotary Club is hosting a public shredding event at 501 N. Randall Road, Batavia (old Sam's Club) on June 10 from 8:30 - 11:30am. More information here.
Kane's First Plastic Bag Ordinance: Did you know that Kane County's first plastic bag ordinance in City of Batavia goes into effect soon, on July 1st? We updated our Plastic Bags and Films page to include information on the ordinance. We also made a new page on Reusable Shopping Bags with our recommendations for the best bag types, tips on reusable bag hygiene and more. Finally, we'll be doing some reusable bag reviews in Kane County Connects next month. Stay tuned!
Results from Our Very Busy Earth Month: April was Earth Month and your Kane County Recycling Program had its hustle on and then some. All told, the program diverted 85.5 tons of material from landfills in one month alone! That's about the same weight as six loaded school buses. See details of our epic Earth Month month here!
Food Scrap Micro-Hauler Serving Southeastern Kane County: At Aurora GreenFest, we had the opportunity to chat with folks from Our Sustainable Journey, a food scrap micro-hauler and composter. We learned that their service area for food-scrap pick up service includes southeast Kane County - essentially all locations east of Randall Rd. and south of Rt. 64. See their website for more info.
Your Chance to Influence Sustainability Planning in Kane Co: Kane County is currently seeking input towards the Kane County Climate Action Plan, which will touch on many areas of sustainability, including waste and recycling. Click here to take the 10 minute survey and for a chance to win cool eco-friendly swag!
Call for Volunteers! Do you want to help your neighbors to recycle? Kane County is looking for volunteers for our three Saturday event dates: July 22 and September 30, all from roughly 7:15am - noon with optional lunch afterwards. We accept volunteers 16 year or older (14-16 y/o with a parent present). We will sign off on volunteer hours for various programs! Sign up online here or by emailing your contact info and availability to email@example.com or calling 630-208-3841.
Naperville HHW Facility Back at Full Capacity: Beginning March 11, the Naperville HHW drop-off facility has resumed taking its full list of hazardous materials. Our webpage about the site has been updated to reflect these changes. The site is open on weekends only to all Illinois residents.
Think Spring = Yard Waste Season: Ahead of spring clean up, we updated our Landscape Waste page, which includes information and links for regular curbside yard waste programs, and for brush collection programs. As a reminder, some yard waste programs allow food scraps to be mixed in.
2023 Event Dates: We have updated our events page with our 2023 event dates! The County will host "shred and more" events on April 29 and Sept 30, and the annual Recycling Extravaganza in July. We are also teaming up with some local partners in Dundee and Geneva for events in April.
2023 Green Guide postcard: We are not publishing a fully-fledged Green Guide for 2023 but will be distributing a postcard this month with our 2023 event dates and recycling center info. More details here.
New Recycling Center Guide: The information inside is mostly unchanged, but we gave our PDF Recycling Center Guide a redesign to improve form and function.
Green Your Next Remodeling Project: Construction or demolition debris (CDD) results from building, remodeling and demolition projects, both large and small. See our recent article in Kane County Connects for tips on how to lessen impacts and dispose of materials responsibly. Or skip straight to our new CDD page to find businesses providing CDD handling services locally.
New Year, New Pilot for Obsolete Media: We are piloting the collection of obsolete media (audio cassette, VHS, Betamax, DVD, CD, CD-ROM, DVD-R, laserdisc etc.) at the Batavia/Fabyan Parkway Recycling Center. If you plan to bring a large quantity (50 items or more), please bring them in a box you can leave. There is no cost to bring these items. Need to digitize your media first? Check in with your public library!
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