City of St. Charles Launches New Electronics Recycling Drop-Off Program
Program Supports State Landfill Ban of Home Electronics
Beginning Aug. 20, St. Charles residents can dispose of their old electronics at the City of St. Charles Public Works facility, 1405 S. 7th Ave., Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The City’s new Electronics Recycling Drop-Off program offers a way to properly dispose of home electronics, which were banned from landfills in Illinois as of Jan. 1, 2012.
Computers, televisions, DVD players, printers and power tools are some examples of what can be recycled. A complete list of items that will be accepted is on the City website, www.stcharlesil.gov, on the Recycling and Waste page. It also is posted at the drop-off facility. Items that will not be accepted include white goods, large appliances, extra-large wood speakers, loose batteries and household hazardous waste.
“We encourage residents to take advantage of this convenient, self-service program and dispose of their old electronics in the proper way,” said John Lamb, Environmental Services Manager. “Not only is it the law, but recycling these items is the right thing to do since many of the components can be salvaged and reused again and again.”
The program is a partnership between the City of St. Charles and Kane County. The Kane County Circuit Clerk facility at 540 S. Randall Road will continue to serve as a drop-off location for electronics on the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Items such as computers, DVD players, printers, microwaves etc., should be put in the containers provided. Large televisions can be placed on the floor towards the back. Please note there is no assistance available for unloading.
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 630-377-4405, or visit the City website, www.stcharlesil.gov.