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Electronics recycling event set for Sept. 8 in St. Charles

Books, pre-shredded documents also accepted

ST. CHARLES – Kane County Recycles is hosting a recycling event for electronics and books from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 at the Kane County Branch Court, at 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, officials announced in a news release.

Electronics collection will include computers, laptops, stereos, DVD players, printers, keyboards, mice, phones, electronic games, holiday light strings and other items, 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 will also be collected, but they have a cost.

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 onsite with cash or card, the release stated.

Wait time is likely to be less than 5 minutes for this event, so there is no need to arrive early.
This event is for electronics and books only and will not include document shredding or paint.

The next shredding and paint event will be on Nov. 10.

Electronics are collected and recycled by eWorks Electronics Services, a non-profit whose mission is to employ individuals with developmental disabilities to sort and disassemble the electronic equipment.

Payments for televisions and monitors goes directly to them and helps fund that work.

Books of any age or condition, both hardcover and paperback, are free to drop off.

They are sorted and redistributed by Pacesetter Books, a church-based non-profit that assesses books for reusability and recycles those that cannot be redistributed.

Pre-shredded documents can be brought to the book recycling area for recycling.

Kane County also has two electronics recycling drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week, except for holidays such as Nov. 22 and 23, and Dec. 25.

More information is available online by visiting or by contacting Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or email at

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