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

Paper Recycling Drop-offs

There are many locations for recycling large quantities of paper. Please go to the Paper Retriever website (http://www.paperretriever.com) and use their locator to find a bin nearest you. For a list of what can go in the PaperRetriever Bins, click here.

Household Recycling Drop-off Locations

For residential drop off of large quantities of cardboard, paper & containers.

Carpentersville - Village Hall
Location: 1200 Besinger Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110
Contact: 847-426-3439, search www.earth911.com for list of acceptable items
Hours: 24/7
Accepts: all items listed in the Recycling Guidelines

Elgin - Waste Management (Elgin residents only)
Location: 7N904 Rt 25, Elgin, IL 60177
Contact: 847-608-7543, www.cityofelgin.org
Hours: M, W, F: 8-3:30 pm, Sat: 8-12 noon
Accepts: all items listed in the Recycling Guidelines

Virgil - St. Peter and Paul Church
Location: Meredith Road, Virgil, IL 60151
Contact: 800-930-7321, search www.earth911.comfor list of acceptable items Hours: 24/7
Accepts: all items listed in the Recycling Guidelines

Association for Individual Development (AID) Recycling Drop-offs
AID is a non-profit association with a mission to empower individuals with disabilities, mental illness and special needs to achieve independence and community inclusion. Please see website or call for details.
Accepts: aluminum, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic bags, scrap metal, tin cans, and electronics

Aurora Location: 309 W. New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506
The AID building is east of the school, bin is on south side of building near overhead garage doors.
Contacts: 630-966-4145 or 630-966-4121, the-association.org
Hours: containers and paper 24/7; electronics M-F 8:30-4:00

Elgin Location: 1135 Bowes Road, Elgin, IL 60123
Please deposit recyclables in AID bin at back of building near dumpsters.
Contact: 847-931-6237, the-association.org
Hours: containers and paper 24/7; electronics M-F 8:30-4:00

Drop-off Recycling for cash!

A-1 Recycling Center
Location: 800 N. Russell Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Contact: 630-844-0889, http://a-1recyclingcenter.com/
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am � 5pm / Sun 9:30 am � 4pm/ Early Hours upon request
Accepts: Paper, plastic, metal, electronics, appliances, aluminum, brass, copper, ferrous metal, insulated copper wire, non-ferrous metal, stainless steel, steel.
Type: Residential, Commercial, and Industrial.
Convenience: Open weekends, Onsite service, Online, By phone.
Payment: Cash.
Assurances: Licensed, certified, Registered, Insured, Bonds, References, locally owned.
Language: English and Spanish speaking.

AVA Recycling / Electronics Express
Location:1809 E. Fabyan Parkway, West Chicago, IL 60185
Contact: 630-492-0853, http://www.avarecycling.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm / Tu-Th 9am-5pm /Wed-Sat 9am-1pm
Accepts: (Call to confirm recycling times and items accepted)

Elgin Recycling
Elgin Location: 660 Schiller St., Elgin, IL 60123 / 847-741-4100
Gilberts Location: 161 Center Dr., Gilberts, IL 60136 / 847-741-4100
Web: www.elginrecycling.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am - 5pm / Sat 8am -1pm
Accepts: paper, plastic, aluminum, metals, electronics, some appliances, see website for full list

River Valley Recycling
Location: 149 S Grant St., North Aurora, IL
Contact: 1-877-787-0078, http://rivervalleyrecycling.net
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm / Sat 8am-12:30pm / Sun closed
Materials paid for: aluminum, cardboard, paper, newspaper, brass, copper, stainless steel, steel, cast iron, farm equipment, machinery.
Materials accepted but not paid for: glass, plastic, electronics

Household Trash Drop-off Location

The Settlers Hill Landfill stopped receiving trash in 1987. Because there is no dump in Kane County, all of our household trash, yardwaste, and recycling is now collected at the curb by our waste haulers and processed through transfer stations.Recycling is taken to Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in surrounding counties, and yard waste is sent for composting. Garbage is delivered to landfills in other counties and even as far away as Wisconsin. If you have large quantities of trash that you cannot leave at the curb, then these resources may help.

For large loads of household trash; the first one listed is the most affordable option for drop-off, with the weekend Residential Special. The others listed are options if you have very large quantities (tonnages).

Advanced Recycling (formerly Veolia) Transfer Station
**KC Residential Saturday Special for Only $25 for a Quantity of mixed acceptable materials equal to a pickup truck with a tarped level bed-full**
Location: 766 Hunter Dr. (south of Fabian, north of Wilson, first light south of Fabian), Batavia, IL 60510
Contact: 630-879-3587
Hours: M-F 6am-5pm, Sat 6am-10am

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) aka. Garbage (landfill)
  • Treated lumber (landfill)
  • Untreated lumber, pallets, clean wood (recycled/mulched)
  • Yard waste: branches, leaves (mulching/composting)
  • Roofing shingles (recycled, shipped to Bluff City Materials)
  • Household recycling, cardboard, containers, paper, etc (recycled)

Payment: cash or credit card only; **Saturday Residential Special above $25 **, otherwise it�s a 1 ton minimum: Gate rate is $61/ton plus fees = $88 for first ton; pro-rated at $61 after that

Groot Recycling and Waste Transfer Station
Location: 1995 Powis Rd., West Chicago, IL 60185
Contact: Scale House 630-587-5672, Front desk 630-587-5673
Hours: M-F 5am-4:45pm, Sat 5am-11:45am

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) aka. Garbage (landfill)
  • Treated lumber (landfill)
  • No dirt, yard waste, no HHW, no e-waste, no appliances
Payment: cash or credit card only; 2 ton minimum: $100 (50$ per ton after that)
Safety: Hard hat and work boots necessary.


Waste Management Elgin Transfer Station
Location: 1225 Gifford Rd., Elgin, IL 60120
Contact: 847-608-7543 x2
Hours: M-F 6am-3pm

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) aka. Garbage (landfill), sinks, trash, etc.
  • No household recycling, no appliances, no electronics, no tires, no liquids, no liquid paint, no yard waste
Payment: cash only; 1 � ton minimum: $120