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Electronics Recycling

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 current (7​/1/20)​. We are conducting events and the drop-offs are open. Please stay in your car, our staff will unload for you. Residents must 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)​​

Drop-off locations​ accept:

​​​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:
  • 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​.

2020 Event Dates:
Where: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174  
When: Saturdays, as list​ed below, from 8am – 12 noon

Residents must follow these Rules of Use​.

Confidential document shredding will not be offered at events until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and are working on logistical planning in order to hopefully conduct shredding on 8/8, 9/12 & 11/14, if possible. Please check this webpage in advance to see if it is happening. 
Jul 11 - Electronics*, Books, Clothes &​ ​Textiles, Paint*
Aug 8 - Electronics*, Books, Clothes & Textiles ​
Sept 12 - Electronics*, Books, Clothes & Textiles
Oct 10 - Electronics*, Books, Clothes & Textiles, Paint*
Nov 14 - Electronics*, Books, Clothes & Textiles

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. 

* 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. 

* ​Paint
also has a cost, see here​, or below.​

Kane County works with local recyclers to​ accept liquid latex paint in cans and aerosol spray cans. Please note that we do not accept oil paints, varnishes, solvents, or products intended for industrial or non-architectural use. We cannot accept open or leaking cans. ​A per-container recycling fee will apply at the events, payable by the resident, with cash or card​ as follows: 

1 Quart – $1 each
1 Gallon – $3 each
2 Gallon – $5 each
5 Gallon – $10 each
Spray Can - $1 each
More Information:

Other Options (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.​