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Electronics Recycling
Electronics Banned from Landfills Effective January 1, 2012
Since January 1, 2012, specific electronic equipment cannot be collected with regular trash due to the landfill ban in Illinois. The Village of Montgomery offers quarterly drop-off recycling events to allow residents to dispose of electronics and other common recyclable items that are not collected curbside. These special collection efforts will allow these items to be recycled instead of depositing them in a landfill where they can contaminate the ground.

Quarterly Recycling Collection Events in Montgomery
The Village of Montgomery hosts quarterly recycling collection events on the third Saturday of the month in January, April, July and October.  These recycling events help residents dispose of electronics and other recyclables that are not currently collected curbside.  During the event, you can bring electronics, electrical items (anything that plugs in, including TVs of all types), rechargeable or lead acid batteries and metal.  They will also accept household hazardous waste.  There is no fee to drop off any of these items.

These quarterly recycling events are provided by DC Trash, who contracted with the Village of Montgomery to provide trash and recycling services to residents within the village limits. Village residents pay a monthly fee to pay for those services. Therefore, these quarterly recycling events are for residential addresses within the village limits, and do not include businesses, unincorporated areas or apartment buildings because those are not part of the DC Trash contract.

These recycling events will not accept latex paint, incandescent light bulbs, alkaline household batteries, appliances or car tires. 

Recycling collection events are held from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of January, April, July and October in front of the Montgomery Public Works facility at 891 Knell Road off of Route 31.  Please call (630) 896-8080 ext. 9003 with any questions.

Kane County publishes an annual Green Guide with information on recycling more than 80 different types of items. 

Other Area Recycling Drop-Off Locations

Unfortunately, there are no longer other locations where you can dispose of old tube, plasma or projection TVs for free.  However, there are at least three options available for area residents to dispose of TVs by paying a fee.

eCycle Solutions offers pickup service of electronics for Boulder Hill and some areas of Aurora at a flat fee of $50 per pickup (for up to 2 TVs). Tube, projection and plasma TVs WILL BE ACCEPTED.  The $50 fee covers pickup at your home of up to 2 TVs plus any additional electronics at the same time.  Please note there is an extra $15 fee for each additional TV after the first 2.  (If you have one or two TVs, they are covered by the $50 fee; if you have three TVs the cost will be $50 plus $15.) To schedule a pickup, please call (866) 929-5551.

Kane County has a webpage full of valuable information on how and/or where to recycle all types of items.  Kane County's recycling events are open to all Montgomery residents including those who live in the Kendall County portion of Montgomery.  They accept TVs at their monthly recycling events and at their weekday drop off locations, but there is a $25-$35 fee for all TVs and computer monitors.  Please click the link above for complete information and addresses.

Hobi International accepts old tube TVs and monitors that are dropped off for recycling. There is no size limit but fees apply as follows:  $13 for TVs under 25"; $27 for TVs 25"-48"; and $54 for TVs over 48". Please contact them for details:

Hobi International
1202 Nagel Blvd.
Batavia, IL

They are open 8am-3pm M-F.

Paper Shredding
A special paper shredding event may be scheduled once or twice per year as directed by the Village Board.  These events will be announced through a press release and posted on the Village website and Facebook page.

A paper shredding event was held in July 2018 and no other events will be held in 2018.  However, there is a company in Aurora that does shredding year round for free because they make new products out of the recycled paper.  You need to call for an appointment.

RockTenn Document Destruction
1601 E Mountain St
Aurora, IL