Kane County Government
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Recycling Information
Phone: 630.208.3841
Fax: 630.208.3837
Email: recycle@countyofkane.org

Kane County Recycles

Thank you for visiting the Kane County Recycles webpage!

Please refer to this great A-Z List of recycling and reuse opportunities in Kane County to find the most current recycling information on a variety of materials that can't go in your household recycling but can be recycled.

See household recycling guidelines here.

Free Monthly Electronics Recycling Collection Event

This program accepts material from residential only

Location: 540 S Randall Road, St. Charles / 630-208-3841

Summer Hours: 8am � 2pm; 2nd Saturday of each month from April-September
Exact Event Dates: Aug 10 | Sept 14

NEW Winter Hours: 8am � noon; 2nd Sat of each month from October -March
Exact Event Dates: Oct 12 | Nov 9 | Dec 14 | Jan 11, 2014| Feb 9 | Mar 8

Accepted and Unaccepted Items List

Recycling Options for Businesses: Due to costs, Kane County can no longer offer free drop-off for businesses (defined as any for-profit company, computer retail, repair) nor intergovernmental entities (NPO, library, school, city, county). The Electronics Recycling and Reuse Act specifies that electronics are banned from the landfill in Illinois, but only provides for residential recycling programs to be funded through the law. Therefore businesses are responsible for selecting their own recycling company.

Businesses may contact a recycling company that is registered with the Illinois EPA, including these local firms to assist in your ongoing electronics recycling needs:

  • COM2 Recycling - Carol Stream (630) 653-2662
  • Hobi International- Batavia (630) 761-0500
  • MRK Group - Elgin (847) 468-1700
  • Sims Recycling Solutions - West Chicago (630) 231-6060
  • Supply-Chain Services - Lombard (630) 629-9344
  • Vintage Tech Recyclers - Romeoville (630) 305-0922


Responsible Recycling: Kane County is currently contracting with Sims Recycling Solutions, Inc (SRS) for electronics collection and recycling services. Upon receipt, SRS will assess equipment for reusability or refurbishment. What cannot be reused will be responsibly demanufactured in the United States and recycled according to R2 standards. All data stored on computer hard drives will be completely erased or destroyed under the highest security (meeting all FACTA privacy protection requirements), so there is no need to wipe your drives before recycling.

Ongoing services provided:

The Kane County Recycles office maintains, evaluates, improves, and expands opportunities for reuse, recycling and waste diversion in Kane County. Recycling programs focus on: electronics, books, hazardous materials, and other hard-to-recycle materials, as well as household recycling, commercial/business recycling and yard waste/organics composting. This office also publishes the annual Kane County Recycles Green Guide and offers information on the Kane County Leaf Burning Regulations. This office oversees the annual licensing of Waste and Recycling Haulers, the sale of backyard compost bins, and implementation of the Kane County Solid Waste Plan. We also oversee the Recycling and Hauler Licensing Ordinance 95-157 which requires commercial businesses and multi-family residences to recycle, and provides the provisions for hauler licensing and reporting. For more information please see this FAQs sheet.

Kane County Recycles is part of the Department of Facilities, Development and Environmental Resources, which is responsible for implementing the Kane County Stormwater Ordinance, the Kane County Stormwater Management Plan, the Kane County Solid Waste Plan, Kane County Recycling Program and administering the Solid Waste Ordinances of the Kane County Code.​


Special Recycling Event Saturday 10/12/13

8am-noon; 540 S Randall Rd, St.Charles

Free document shredding (residents only, no businesses please)

Carpet and Carpet Padding

Electronics and Books as usual 



Kane County Recycles Green Guide


​You may view or download it by clicking the blue button below. If you would like to receive an email version of the annual publication each spring please enter your email above. If you would like a paper copy of this 8-page guide, please call 630-208-5118 or email jakubaitisheidi@co.kane.il.us to have one mailed to your address; or sign up on the paper mailing list each to receive a copy of the new guide each spring.



Please enjoy these informative and entertaining videos created in partnership by Kane County Information Technology and Kane County Environmental Resources.

What Happens to
Your Recycling?

This 13-� minute video, "Saving Little Pieces of Our Earth", is presented here with the permission of the producers at the Oregon Waste Reduction and Education Action Committee and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.