Kane County Recycles comes to Aurora Oct. 12
Kane County Recycles will host a recycling event for electronics and books between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday, Oct. 12, at a new location. It will be held at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora.
Wait time is likely to be less than 10 minutes for this event. There is no need to arrive early.
This event is for electronics and books only. It will not include document shredding or paint. The next event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Anderson Park, 5N180 Brown Road, Campton Hills and also will be electronics and books only.
Electronics collection will include free recycling of computers, laptops, stereos, DVD players, printers, keyboards, 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.
TVs of any size, and any age and computer monitors also will be collected, but there is a fee.
The cost for recycling television sets and computer monitors, measured diagonally is $25 for screens under 21 inches, and $35 for screens 21 inches and over. You can pay on-site with cash or card.
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 free to drop off. They are sorted and redistributed by Pacesetter Books, a church-based nonprofit that assesses books for reusability and recycles those that cannot be redistributed.
You also can bring pre-shredded documents to the book recycling area for recycling. Bring them in a paper bag, stapled or taped shut.
For questions, call Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Coordinator, at (630) 208-3841, or email to email@example.com.