By Susan Sarkauskas
Kane County hosts a special recycling collection of electronics and books Saturday.
"Because of Christmas, we feel like people have a lot of stuff to get rid of right now," county recycling coordinator Jennifer Jarland said.
The county conducts collections April to November. It stopped doing it in winter several years ago because of the strain of doing so in cold temperatures and snow.
Jarland decided to add January "to help people with their glut of Christmas discards."
The event is 8 a.m. to noon at the branch court/circuit court clerk's office at 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.
Computers, laptops, stereos, DVD players, electronic games, holiday light strings and books are recycled free.
TVs and computer monitors are collected for a fee: $25 for TVs and monitors less than 21 inches and $35 for larger units. Pay with cash or credit.