Kane County Recycles to collect electronics, books

  • Kane County Recycles Program will collect and recycle books and electronics from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at 540 Randall Road.

    Kane County Recycles Program will collect and recycle books and electronics from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at 540 Randall Road. COURTESY OF KANE COUNTY RECYCLING PROGRAM

Posted5/7/2018 12:35 PM

Kane County Recycles is hosting a recycling event for electronics and books on Saturday, May 12.

This event will take place between 8 a.m. and noon at the Kane County Branch Court office, 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles, just north of Route 38 and south of Route 64, across from the Kane County Fairgrounds.


Wait time will be no more than 10 minutes at a maximum, and more likely less than five minutes.

This event is for electronics and books only. It will not include document shredding or paint. The next shredding event will be July 14.

Electronics collection will include computers, laptops, stereos, DVD players, printers, keyboards, computer mice, phones, electronic games, holiday light strings and more, all of which can be recycled at no charge.

Books are also free to drop off. Television sets -- of any size and any age -- and computer monitors will also be collected, but they have a cost.

The cost for recycling television sets and computer monitors, measured diagonally, is $25 for screens less than 21 inches and $35 for screens 21 inches and larger. Participants can pay on-site with cash or card.

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Electronics are collected and recycled by eWorks Electronics Services, a nonprofit whose mission is to employ individuals with developmental disabilities to sort and disassemble the electronic equipment. Your payment for TVs and monitors goes directly to them and helps fund that work.

Books of any age or condition, and both hardcover and paperback, are collected, sorted and redistributed by Pacesetter Books, a church-based nonprofit that assesses books for reusability and recycles those that cannot be redistributed.

Kane County also has two electronics recycling drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week, except for holidays. They will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

Kane County Recycles has posted a full schedule of collection events for 2018, which includes the July 14 Recycling Extravaganza event. Visit www.countyofkane.org/Recycling/Pages/default.aspx for details

For details, call Kane County recycling coordinator Jennifer Jarland at (630) 208-3841 or email recycle@countyofkane.org.


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