A new state law adds 13 electronic devices to the list of items than cannot be disposed of with your regular trash collection.
Banned items include computers, TVs, fax machines, scanners, stereos, microwaves, printers and other similar devices. It is now illegal for Illinois residents to place these items in their trash and it is likewise illegal for the landfills to accept these items.
The purpose of the law is to encourage recycling and the reclaiming of the valuable resources these items contain, such as gold, lead, silver, and cadmium.
Kane County is continuing to offer a drop-off service for electronics on the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office, which is located at 540 Randall Road, St. Charles.
For more information, visit the Kane County Recycles website.