Exercise Caution with new Pedestrian-Crossing Flashing Lights
We are excited about our new pedestrian-activated flashing lights that have been installed to help residents cross Batavia Ave. (Rt 31) and Washington St. (Rt 25.) Vehicles are required to stop when the lights are flashing AND someone begins to cross. Unfortunately, it will take some time for drivers to be more aware of these signs. We have had several incidents in which people pressed the button and immediately stepped into the street, assuming that drivers would recognize their duty to stop. Pedestrians should always assess the situation before totally entering the street, including making sure the traffic in the inside lanes have recognized what is happening. Pedestrians have a legal obligation to not walk from a sidewalk into the path of a moving vehicle which is close enough to cause a problem. It takes some time and distance for even a careful driver to stop.
Please pass this along to all you know. Statistics show it generally takes a month or so for everyone to learn the new environment. The City will be installing additional signage for drivers prior to the flasher areas as well as warnings on the sidewalk side to those wanting to use them. The City wants to make traveling across these state highways as safe as possible but it goes both ways. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a moving vehicle which is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard. Thank you.
Kane County Recycling Event
The Kane County Recycles Event on Saturday 9/12/15, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. (noon), will be held at 540 S Randall in St. Charles. Please do not arrive early. This event is for residents only - NO BUSINESSES!
Recycle ELECTRONICS like computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, televisions (any size or age), stereos, cell phones, microwaves, Christmas lights, and more. We unload for you! A complete list of accepted items, and more information can be found here.
We take BOOKS of any age and condition for reuse or recycling.
Liquid LATEX PAINT is the only item that has a recycling fee* per container, payable by the resident with cash or check. It is $2 per quart, $3.50 per gallon, and $10 per 5-gallon bucket. Latex paint is non-toxic but difficult to dispose of normally because you have to dry it out before placing it in your landfill trash. However, it can be easily recycled into new products with no drying out necessary! No oil based product will be accepted.
Bring your confidential DOCUMENTS in paper bags or boxes. Limit is 4 boxes. This is for residents only. No documents from businesses please. More guidelines can be found here.
We do not accept hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators.
DEA Drug TakeBack Day - 9/26/15
The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at participating locations nationwide. These locations will be open to all residents.
There are currently 7 collection locations in Kane County registered for the event, as listed below. Please check the DEA website closer to the event day to see if additional locations have registered.
Winter Break for Kane County Recycling
Due to logistical difficulties and health risks associated with operating an outdoor event in extreme weather, there will not be collection events during the winter months starting in 2016. Please see the webpage for more details.
Recycling events are FOR KANE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
Location: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles / 630-208-3841
Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
* Sept 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee).
* Oct 10 - electronics, books
* Nov 14 - electronics, books
* Dec 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee).
* Jan - No event, winter break
* Feb - No event, winter break
* Mar - No event, winter break
* Apr 9 - electronics, books
* May 14 - electronics, books
* Jun 11 - Annual EXTRAVAGANZA
* Jul 9 - electronics, books
* Aug 13 - electronics, books
* Sept 10 - electronics, books
* Oct 8 - electronics, books
* Nov 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee).
* Dec - No event, winter break