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There are several ways to reduce the amount of waste you generate in your home that would be sent to a landfill. At a products manufacturing point or at purchasing, practicing source reduction techniques can reduce waste even further. 

Source reduction is the reduction of volume of the waste through a products life cycle. This is achieved through the purchase of goods with less packaging, a longer useful life, and/or the ability for refilling or reuse. Simply by paying attention to packaging and selectively purchasing those goods that are more durable and will give you more long lasting use can accomplish this. Some manufacturers are making this easier by providing refillable products or reducing wasteful packaging.

If you live within an incorporated area, your waste hauling and recycling rules will be most current through your municipality or village. This information is often available on their websites. In unincorporated areas, waste and recycling service is by subscription service. The resident is required to contact the hauler of choice and investigate the services provided.

  • All residential waste haulers are to provide standard recycling in the price with waste services, in other words, there is no additional cost to recycle.
  • Each hauler may have different containers and commodities that they accept.

All haulers are offering "commingled recycling." Commingled recycling means that all commodities (paper, aluminum, glass, cardboard, etc.) can be placed in the same container.

In most areas of the county, the recycling container can be any container if properly identified by label or wording stating its contents are recyclable. Lidded garbage cans, wheeled containers, or bins can be used for recycling containers. Some haulers do have stricter container rules.

Recycling commodities such as glass, tin cans, plastic bottles, etc. do not have to be rinsed out prior to being placed in a recycling container. If a resident decides to rinse prior to recycling to minimize pest or pet enticement, it is allowed, but not required.  Click to read about The Recycling Bin's Dirty Dozen, a list of the worst recycling contaminants that should NOT go in your recycling bin.

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Electronics Recycling

Technology has created a new waste-stream, electronics. Electronics don’t last forever and some items such as phones, laptops, and games need to be replaced every few years.  Some other types of E-waste have longer life spans, such as TVs and desktop computers.

Proper disposal of E-waste is now a state law to protect our environment from the heavy metals (i.e. lead) that can leech into our soils and groundwater. These wastes are banned from landfills and other options must be utilized.

If you have further E-waste recycling questions call us at (630) 553-9100 for more information.

 

Curbside Electronic Waste Pick-up

Properties within the town limits of some municipalities are served by waste haulers that will pick up electronics (including TV’s) curbEH Green Page Recycle earthside for recycling. For general questions, please contact your waste hauler.  

For more information regarding curbside services, please select your town.

A-Team Recyclers is a “curbside” pickup program option available to all Kendall County residents. For a fee, they can come to your property and pick up E-waste. Visit their website or call them at (815) 630-4308 for more information           

       

Drop-Off Events for Electronic Waste

The village of Montgomery currently hosts monthly recycling events. For detailed information on these events, including a list of accepted items, please click here.

 

other Electronic Waste Options

If your municipality is not listed for curbside pickup or if you are in need of other options, some electronic retailers may offer an electronics recycling program. For more information regarding these programs, please contact retailers directly for further details and fees:

  • Best Buy (630) 551-3233
  • Goodwill-- Yorkville (630) 553-6969 / Montgomery (630) 499-8950

This is not a complete listing of all potential local electronics retailers. Programs are subject to change. Please call local electronics retailers before visiting to learn availability of programs and items accepted.

 

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste items consist of leftover household products such as cleaning products, pesticides, motor oils, and other chemicals. These items can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care for disposal.

  • Household hazardous waste items can be recycled at the household hazardous waste drop off site in Naperville located at 156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 60540, (630)420-6095
  • For more detailed information regarding this location, including accepted items, please click here.

 

Other Helpful Recycling Websites

If you did not find what you were looking for or if you simply have more questions regarding recycling, please feel free to contact Kendall County Health Department’s Environmental Health Services at (630)553-9100.

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