News & Announcements, January 2023 (Year of the Rabbit):
2023 Event Dates & Green Guide: 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 for events in April.
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.
2023 Green Guide postcard: We are not publishing a fully-fledged Green Guide for 2023 but will be distributing a postcard soon with our 2023 event dates and recycling center info. More details here.
New Construction or Demolition Debris (CDD) page: CDD results from building, remodeling and demolition projects, both large and small. Many CDD materials can be reused or recycled. See our new page to learn more and 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!
Green Christmas Tree Disposal: Ho, ho, ho! For those who celebrate, it's the season for Christmas trees. If you have a natural tree or other evergreen decor, you might be wondering how to dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way. We have you covered on our revamped Christmas tree page! If you brighten your winter with string lights, we take unwanted light strings and power cords year round at Kane County Recycling Centers!
Aurora Recycling Pop-Up, February 4: The e-Works box-truck & staff will be collecting a full complement of recyclables, including electronics (fees for TVs and computer monitors), clothing and textiles, cardboard, books, paper, scrap metal, obsolete/unwanted media, aerosols (fee applies) in the parking lot in front of the Ace Hardware at 994 N. Lake Street from 9am - noon on Saturday, February 4th. 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. Future dates are March 4 and April 1.
Blackberry Township Hauling: Following the passage of a ballot measure in June, unincorporated Blackberry Township will be receiving franchised residential curbside waste and recycling collection, beginning the week of November 1. For more information, please see our new webpage about the transition.
New Aerosols page: We recently got a great question about why we charge a dollar per aerosol can to recycle at the Fabyan Recycling Center and our events when the Recycling Guidelines poster shows that aerosol cans can go in the curbside recycling bin. What gives? The short answer is that there are aerosols that are safe to recycle curbside if they are emptied properly, and there are aerosols that should never be disposed of curbside. Our new page explains!
Temporary restrictions still 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.
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