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Recycle, Reduce, Reuse-Additional Collection Locations

The Kendall County Health Department publishes a 16-page booklet listing recycling locations and destinations where United City of Yorkville residents can bring recyclable items that are not allowed in landfills. For recycling information in the state of Illinois go to www.illinoisrecycles.org. Click here for a list of recycling Web sites. Also, it is important to use caution when disposing of Home Health Care products. To learn how you can dispose of these items and unused medications click here.

The United City of Yorkville, in addition to other locations, provide many opportunities to dispose of hazardous waste materials, electronics, Styrofoam products, and medications. Below is an updated list of locations that provide services to help you reduce, reuse and recycle.

  • Computers and Electronics, Yorkville's Public Works Facility, 610 Tower Lane, Yorkville.
    Com2 the city’s recycling contractor is required to recycle E-waste for free effective as of Jan. 1, 2010. Residents can drop off computers and electronics at the city’s Public Works facility, 610 Tower Lane during the hours of 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here for a list of acceptable e-waste

              items.

  • Inkjet cartridges and old cell phones, Yorkville Public Library, 902 Game Farm Road, Yorkville. The library will be accepting inkjet cartridges and cell phones at their new Recycling Center located on the first floor next to the open shelves near the elevator. The Recycling Center is a cooperative effort with the Forest Foundation of Kendall County and will benefit the Kendall County Forest Preserve District.
  • Styrofoam products, Dart Container Corp., 310 Evergreen Dr., N. Aurora. The outside drop-off center accepts items 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Styrofoam products accepted include: Foam cups and containers, foam egg cartons; rinsed, single layer no-perforated foam meat trays, and most packaging foam (molded forms and shapes). Flame Retardant materials and packaging peanuts are not accepted. Call 630.896.4631 or www.dartcontainer.com for information.
  • Household Hazardous Waste, located at 1979 Brookdale, Naperville. This facility is open Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. excluding holidays. Please note materials are only accepted during the hours listed above. For more information go to Naperville’s Web site at www.naperville.il.us. Go to City Services and under Trash and Recycling you will locate the information for Hazardous Waste. Items accepted at the facility include: Automotive fluids, batteries (automotive and sump pump), cleaning products, fertilizers, flammables, herbicides, insecticides, fluorescent bulbs, mercury, mineral spirits, solvents, paints and stains, prescription medications, propane tanks, and thermostats. Please check the Web site for specific acceptable and not acceptable items.
  • Unwanted Medications.  Visit the Illinois EPA website to learn how to safely dispose of your unwanted medications. 

Kendall County and Beyond

Waste Haulers Permitted in Kendall County

Allied Waste Services - 630.892.9294

BFI Waste Systems - 800.854.4380

Complete Sanitation LLC - 815.496.9000

Groot Industries - 800.344.5600

Heartland Disposal - 815.942.4690

Veolia FS - 630.762.8000

Waste Management - 800.747.2278

Kendall County White Goods Pick Up

Call your local waste hauler or Environmental Services at 1.800.480.4337 for information on pick up of the following appliances: Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, and water heaters. Some fees may apply. Please note that a Kendall County ordinance requires all waste haulers who collect refuse from residential dwellings are required to collect recyclables for the same refuse pick up fee.

No additional charges should be incurred.

Tire/Motor Oil Disposal and Recycling

Motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, and other automotive fluids should not be disposed of in a municipal solid waste landfill. In 1996 motor oil was banned from landfills. These materials can be saved in leak-proof containers and taken to the retailers listed below. Note: Please call to verity the type of fluids recycled and if any fees apply. The oil must be clean. The following fluids are not accepted: Mixtures, antifreeze and other fluids mixed with oil.

Wholesale Tire Company

Rt. 47, Yorkville

630.553.5300

Accepts tires; fees apply and motor oil

FS Service Co.

Rt. 47, Yorkville

630.553.6520

Accepts tires; fees apply

Lead Acid Batteries

Nickel cadmium batteries (phone batteries and other rechargeable types) may be dropped off at the Kendall County Health Department, 811 W. John Street in Yorkville between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Alkaline batteries are not accepted. Batteries are also accepted at the following location listed below.

Radio Shack

9620 Rt. 34, Yorkville, IL

630.553.7466

Nickel cadmium only

Disposal Tips for Home Health Care Products

You can help prevent injury, illness and pollution by following some simple steps when disposing of sharp objects and contaminated materials when administering health care in your home. Needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharp objects should be placed in a hard plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly secured lid. Many containers found in your home will do, or, you may purchase containers specifically designed for the disposal of medical waste sharps. Before discarding a container, be sure to reinforce the lid with heavy-duty tape. Do no put sharp objects in any container you plan to recycle or return to a store, and do not use glass or clear plastic containers. All containers should be kept away from children and pets.

       It is also recommended that soiled bandages, disposable sheets, and medical gloves be placed in securely fastened plastic bags before they are placed in the garbage can with other trash.

       The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promotes all recycling activities, and encourages individuals to discard medical waste sharps in sturdy, non-recyclable containers, when possible. Since the sharps impair a container's ability to be recycled, a container holding your medical waste sharps properly belongs with regular household trash. To protect workers and others from possible injury, please label your container "Not for Recycling." For additional information on how to dispose of home health care products, call the RCRA Hotline Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1.800.424.9346; for the hearing impaired, call TDD 1.800.553.7672.