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Recycling Centers -o​pen year-round

Consumer electronics often contain heavy metals that are hazardous in landfills. However, these metals are valuable and can be recycled. To address this, the Illinois legislature passed the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act (CERA) in 2017, which bans certain electronics from landfills and requires local governments to provide venues for residents to recycle these products. 

Kane County's four Recycling Centers (see addresses and directions below) accept all electronic items covered by CERA, including ​computers (laptop or desktop), computer monitors, ​computer keyboards & mice, ​​televisions, ​fax machines, VCRs, disc players, portable music players, video game consoles, cable boxes, satellite receivers, and small scale (non-commercial) servers. The recycling centers also accept many electronic items that are not covered by the law - check out this printable PDF for the full menu. As you will see, the Recycling Centers also accept many other non-electronic items that can't go in curbside recycling bins, such as shredded paper, scrap metal, books and textiles.

The recycling centers are open to the public and businesses; proof of Kane County residency is not required. These sites are staffed during open hours, and staff will unload items for you.​ There is a cost to drop off TVs, monitors, aerosol cans and propane tanks - see below.

​​Items Accepted at Kane County Recycling Centers: ​
  • Accepted items (Aurora, Batavia, West Dundee): ​Electronics, most household appliances, Scrap Metal, Clothing, Textiles, Shoes, Books, Paper, Cardboa​rd, Shredded paper, Aerosol products (pilot), and small Propane canisters (pilot)!
    • ​Note that Elburn is for electronics on​ly!​
  • Costs: ​The vast majority of accepted materials carry no costs. However, there is a cost to recycle TVs, monitors, aerosol cans and small propane tanks. Please see "COSTS" below.
  • See full list of Accepted and Not Accepted items in this printable PDF.

LOCATIONS

Aurora, VetTech (former Specialty Textile Group building)
Location: 911 N Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506, at the bottom of driveway. Look for a large billboard right above the driveway. MAP
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm ​​(See Holiday Closures)​​​
Directions: ​If traveling north on Lake St., look for the plaza with AllState Insurance (called Lake Cove Plaza). Turn down the driveway immediately north of the plaza and continue to the bottom of the driveway. The center is on the right. If traveling south on Lake St., pass Ace Hardware and turn left at the break in the median just past the old Carson's building. Continue to the bottom of the driveway. The center is on the right.​​
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Batavia, Fabyan Parkway (former Juvenile Justice Center)
Location: 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510​ MAP​
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm; Sat 8-12 ​​(See Holiday Closures)​​​

Directions: ​If traveling west on Fabyan Pkwy., turn right into driveway about 1000 ft past the intersection (with traffic light) with N. Raddant Rd. If traveling east on Fabyan Pkwy., turn left about 150 ft. after passing Surrey Rd. on the right. Surrey Rd. is the second right after crossing Rt. 25.​​​​​

​West Dundee, Public Works​​
Location: ​900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee, IL 60118 MAP​ 
Hours: M-F 7am-3pm ​(​See Holiday Closures​​)​​​​
Directions: If traveling north on Rt. 31, look for the intersection with ​Bancosky Rd. on the left. Continue about 1/3 mile and take the next left turn onto Angle Tarn. Pass the church parking lot and turn right onto Beacon St. then take a slight left to find the Center behind the DPW building. If traveling south on Rt. 31, look for the intersection with Willow Ln. and Strom Dr. Continue about 1/2 mile and take the next right turn onto Angle Tarn. Pass the church parking lot and turn right onto Beacon St. then take a slight left to find the Center behind the DPW building.

Elburn, Electronic Waste Center (independently operated by LRS​​)
Location: 1N138 Linlar Drive, Elburn, IL 60119
Hours: M-F 8:30am-2:30pm
Accepts: Electronics Only. See INFO SHEET​ for details and costs for TVs & Monitors.

Registration Required before drop off, for this location only.
​    Need to recycle TVs or Monitors? Register & pay by phone: 844-633-3577
    ​No TVs or Monitors? Register onlin​e for free recycling: LRSrecycles.com/ewastere​cyclecenter
                                           ​or call to register: 844-633-3577​

See EVENTS​ also. 

COSTS
Monitors (all types, flat screen or glass tube) and TVs/Televisions (all types, all ages, flat screen or glass tube) have a cost to recycle​. All other electronics are free to drop off.

$25 fee for screens under 21 inches (measured diagonally) 

$35 fee for screens 21 inches or over (measured diagonally) 

​Accepted aerosol items (most household and food products) carry a $1 fee per item

Small propane tanks (large tanks like those used for grills are not accepted) carry a $3.50 fee per item

PAYMENT GUIDELINES​
  • Online: You may pay online in advance for any TVs or monitors and bring your printed receipt with you. You will need to show the printed receipt.
  • Card: You can pay by credit card at the time of delivery. Staff will limit contact while processing any payment transactions. 
  • Cash: Cash paym​ents are discouraged but you can pay with (exact) cash if necessary.​ ​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 applies to all Kane County Recycling Centers and events, as well as the Naperville site which is also managed and served by eWorks​.

Business equipment: 
As an added service, eWorks will now accept the delivery of electronic equipment from businesses, organizations, institutions, libraries, and municipalities at the Kane County Recycling Centers.

Guidelines for Businesses:
  • For large volumes, ongoing quantities, or specific documentation requirements, please contact eWorks (217-364-7472) for a customized quote and service program options. 
  • Up to 2 pallets worth can be delivered without prior notice.  
  • Anything more than 2 pallets will require that you call to make an appointment (217-364-7472).
  • ​Identify yourself as a business (for tracking purposes) at the time of delivery (bring a business card or a tax ID #).
  • You will pay the same cost for TVs and Monitors as residents do: TVs and Monitors cost $25 (under 21" measured diagonally) or $35 (21" or over).  All other items are FREE to drop off. 
  • Businesses can pay with a credit card at the time of delivery.
  • If certificate of recycling, data destruction, or an audit report is required, please contact eWorks in advance of delivery (217-364-7472) to make arrangements for documentation.

Alternatively, ​​busi​nesses may see the whole list of electronics recycling companies​​ that can assist with electronics recycling needs.​
More Information:​
The following eight categories of residential electronic items are not to be mixed with municipal waste or placed in landfills per the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act.
1. Computers and small-scale servers
2. Computer monitors
3. Televisions
4. Printers, facsimile machines and scanners
5. Digital video disc players, digital video disc recorders, and videocassette recorders
6. Video game consoles
7. Digital converter boxes, cable receivers and satellite receivers
8. Electronic keyboards, electronic mice, and portable digital music players that have memory capability and are battery powered


Other Options for electronics recycling (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​esid​ents 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.​

Batavia Home Collection program
https://www.cityofbatavia.net/281/Electronics-Recycling