KANE COUNTY – Kane County is opening a new permanent recycling center in Aurora for electronics, appliances, clothing and scrap metal. The new center, located at 911 N. Lake St., joins centers in Batavia and West Dundee, according to a news release.
The new center is Aurora opens June 21, and will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Accepted items include appliances like toasters, blenders, microwaves, electronics, scrap metal and textiles and clothing. A full list of accepted items can be found here.
Most items are free to recycle, except for TVs and monitors, which cost $25 for screens under 21 inches and $35 for screens over 21 inches, the release stated.
The fee for those items goes to the county’s contracted electronics recycler, eWorks Electronics Services, a nonprofit located in Elk Grove Village that employs people with developmental disabilities. Electronics are banned from Illinois landfills, and TVs and monitors must be processed as hazardous materials as they contain lead or mercury, the release stated.
All data stored on computer hard drives will be erased or destroyed, the release stated.