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​​News & Announcements, June 2022:

  • Annual Extravaganza Coming Up ​Our Extravaganza event for hard-to-recycle materials is  coming soon - July 9th to be exact! We've added details about accepted materials and a site map to our events website. Check it out and make sure you pack your materials in the right order!
  • Aurora recycling pop-up open July 2nd, closed July 9th​We will hold our pop-up on Saturday on the holiday weekend but will be closed on July 9th because our vendor will be at the Extravaganza!
  • 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. ​
  • Agricultural Pesticide Container Recycling: ​Illinois Dept. of Agriculture and CHS Inc. are working together to offer farmers free recycling of pesticide containers on Weds, August 3rd from 1-3pm at CHS in Maple Park (2 N. 374 Meredith Road). Please see the container preparation instructions linked here, as improperly prepared containers may not be accepted. 
  • 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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