New Permanent Recycling Center Opens in Aurora

Jul 02 2021

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Attention Kane County Residents: as of June 21, 2021, you are invited to use a new, permanent Recycling Center!

Who: Kane County has partnered with Vet Tech US and eWorks to bring this Recycling Center to life. Vet Tech US is a non-profit dedicated to a long-term relationship with communities in need, supporting individuals and initiatives dedicated to promoting community development and innovation. The county’s contracted electronics recycler, eWorks, is a non-profit which employs people with developmental disabilities.

Accepted items are:
– Appliances – small household appliances like toasters, blenders, or microwaves. No Freon containing devices (EX: air conditioners, refrigerators)
– Clothing and textiles – instructions & guidelines
– Holiday lights
– Electronics – accepted items
– Monitors (all types) and TVs (all types and ages) are accepted for a fee. $25 for screens under 21 in. or $35 for screens 21+ in. (measured diagonally). Pay online in advance or on- site with exact cash or card.
– Scrap metal
– No batteries are accepted, whether loose or inside your electronics. Please remove them before drop-off.
– No lightbulbs.
– Large speakers are accepted but please remove the wood in advance and dispose of yourself.
– No toner cartridges, DVDs, or cassettes will be accepted.
– No hazardous waste.
– No books at this location! These are accepted at the Batavia and West Dundee locations (and at SCARCE)
– Please do not bring anything that is not on the list. Kane County Recycling website for reference:

When: This facility will be open and available for drop-offs Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm, year-round!

Where: The Recycling Center is being kindly hosted at the Vet Tech US Facility, located at 911 N Lake St., Aurora, IL

Why: The goal is to provide convenient electronics recycling for all residents by having a Recycling Center in the Southern (Aurora), Central (Batavia), and Northern (West Dundee) regions of Kane County.

Please note that the fee for screens is due to the fact that they contain lead and/or mercury and are therefore processed as hazardous waste material. This process is much more expensive, thus requiring a fee. Another important note is that any data stored on your electronics for recycling will be completely destroyed under the highest security level, meeting all FACTA privacy protection requirements.

Please do not hesitate to take advantage of this amazing opportunity for a new Recycling Center, giving easier access to recycle non-curbside recyclable items to all of Kane County. Visit their website for further information.

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