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Recycling and Donating

What to do with your old or extra stuff

There are two community groups in the Batavia area – Freecyle and Freesources – that give and receive good used items for free. Members get to save some money by getting free stuff and they also keep used items out of the landfills. Here are their links http://http://my.freecycle.org Batavia, Illinois Freecycle(TM) is open to all who want to give away that special something locally rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, or an old door, feel free to post it. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! Everything posted must be FREE, legal and appropriate for all ages. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kane_Kendall_Freesources/

You also have the option to recycle or donate al the following locations…

Items

Options

American flags

Ace Hardware on Wilson collects old and torn flags for proper disposal

Athletic / gym shoes

The Sports Authority at 1777 S Randall Rd in Geneva (630) 208-4998 The store can accept only small quantities, 10 pairs or less. Please call ahead to inquire regarding a larger donation.

Nike Shoe Store at the Chicago Premium Outlets 1650 Premium Outlets Blvd Unit 601 in Aurora (630) 585-9568 The store can accept only small quantities, 10 pairs or less. Please call ahead to inquire regarding a larger donation.

FYI: The cloth tops of the shoes are used to manufacture new clothing. The foam inside is ground up and compressed for carpet backing. Last, the soles are ground up to be used for all kinds of indoor and outdoor sports surfaces, which are then donated to communities worldwide.

Baby items (cribs, strollers, high chairs, car seats less then 6 yrs old … all must meet the current safety standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Goodwill in Batavia

Sharing Connections in Downers Grove

Batteries (AAA, AA, D, C, 9 volt)

Recycle them by putting them in a baggie and setting it next to your recycling bin

Batteries (auto)

Hazardous Waste Drop-off at Naperville Fire Station #4 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm every Saturday & Sunday (except holidays). Located at the corner of Route 59 and Brookdale (1/2 mile south of I-88)

Beds

Mattresses and Box Springs – Twin, Full, Queen, King – must be in LIKE NEW condition only and will be refused if any stains, wear and tear, or rips exist. King only accepted with both mattress and box set.)

Metal bed frames (Twin, Full, Queen, King)

Sharing Connections in Downers Grove

http://www.sharingconnections.org/index.htm

Though a little further away from Batavia, Sharing Connections is the only organization that I found that accepts beds. Sharing Connections provides furniture and household items to low-income families helping them transform a bare apartment or house into a home. Most of our families are coping with crisis like domestic violence, job loss, or financial hardship, with an average annual income of $11,600. Over 50% served are children.

Bicycles

Additional information to follow

Books

Batavia Public Library

Goodwill in Batavia

Carpets

If the carpet is usable, it can be donated to the Habitat for Humanity ReStorein Elgin. http://www.habitat.org/cd/frame/frameset.aspx?url=www.restoreelgin.org

Cell phones

City Hall recycling drop box -- located in the Main Lobby of City Hall near the Utility Billing Collection Window, and by the Front Desk at the Public Works building

Batavia Public Works Department located at 200 North Raddant Road. Hours of drop off are Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm.

Kane County Electronics & Book Recycling Drop-Off Center at 540 South Randall Road in St. Charles – open the second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Compact Discs (CDs)

Batavia Public Library

Goodwill in Batavia

HOBI International

1202 Nagel Blvd
Batavia, Illinois 60510
Office: 630-761-0500
Fax: 630-761-0550

Clothes

Goodwill in Batavia – drive up service and employees will unload for you

Call Amvets for a pick-up. Call 1-800-732-1708 or 1-708-388-7800

St. Vincent DePaul, 213 Main Street, West Chicago, 630-562-4801

Salvation Army (Tricity Corps), 1710 South 7th Avenue, St. Charles, 630-377-2769

Interfaith Food Pantry

Belles and Beaus in St. Charles off Randall on 64 near Best Vac. Also there is the resale shop in Geneva on State Street that consigns everything that Belles and Beaus takes except baby durable goods (in other words, no high chairs, bouncy seats, exercisers), etc

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (old)

Naperville Regional HHW Facility at 1971 Brookdale Road in Naperville (630) 420-6700 Open Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm (except holidays)

Computers and computer equipment

Goodwill in Batavia

Batavia Public Works Department located at 200 North Raddant Road. Hours of drop off are Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm.

Kane County Electronics & Book Recycling Drop-Off Center at 540 South Randall Road in St. Charles – open the second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m

Best Buy - Go to their WEB site for details.

DVD

HOBI International

1202 Nagel Blvd
Batavia, Illinois 60510
Office: 630-761-0500
Fax: 630-761-0550

Eye glasses

Put them in the drop box at the Batavia Library sponsored by Lion’s group

Flags

VFW on Rt. 25 will properly care & retire old flags

Food

Interfaith Food Pantry (located at 100 Flinn St in downtown Batavia (630) 879-3784

Furniture (Sofas/Loveseats, Futon Beds (must include futon mattress), Living Room Chairs, Kitchen Tables and Chairs, Dressers, Desks (small) , End Tables, Coffee Tables)

Goodwill in Batavia – drive up service and employees will unload for you

Call Amvets who will pick it up from your home. Call 1-800-732-1708 or 1-708-388-7800

Take to Sharing Connections in Downers Grove

Hazardous waste (Aerosol Products

Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Gasoline, Batteries - Auto and Household, Blacktop Sealer, Cleaning Products and Solvents, Hobby & Photography Chemicals, Lawn Chemicals and Pesticides, Mercury (thermostats,, thermometers and fluorescent tubes)

Oil-based Paints, Stains, & Finishes, Pool Chemicals

Hazardous Waste Drop-off at Naperville Fire Station #4 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm every Saturday & Sunday (except holidays). Located at the corner of Route 59 and Brookdale (1/2 mile south of I-88)

Hearing aides

Batavia Public Library

Housewares (dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, lamps, and small appliances)

Goodwill in Batavia – drive up service available and employees will unload your donations for you

Sharing Connections in Downers Grove

Call Amvets who will pick it up from your home. Call 1-800-732-1708 or 1-708-388-7800

Inkjet and toner cartridges

Batavia Public Works Department located at 200 North Raddant Road. Hours of drop off are Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm.

Office Depot at 1964 West Fabyan Parkway in Batavia

OfficeMax at 321 North Randall Road in Batavia

Kane County Electronics & Book Recycling Drop-Off Center at 540 South Randall Road in St. Charles – open the second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cartridge World in Batavia (on Randall near Froots & Walmart). Provide a $3.00 discount if you buy a refilled cartridge at the time you donate your old one

Lawn and garden equipment

We are searching for a location that accepts these types of articles

Linens, curtains and blankets

Goodwill in Batavia

Motor oil

Recycle by placing the oil in a closed container next to your recycling bins.

Batavia Citgo 27 N. Batavia Ave - engine oil $1.00 a gallon

Packing Peanuts

(loose fill Styrofoam packaging) -- Services Etc. on Wilson ( near Ace and Wendy's)

Paint

Latex paint

You can dry the can out with an absorbent material such as sand, saw dust, oil dry, or kitty litter and dispose with the lid removed in your regular garbage. Latex paint is no longer recycled.

Solvent-based Paint (such as Oil-based)

Drop Off Solvent Based Paint at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection facility in Naperville – Fire Station #4 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm every Saturday & Sunday (except holidays). Located at the corner of Route 59 and Brookdale (1/2 mile south of I-88)

Solvent-based paints contain chemicals that are hazardous to your health and the environment if not disposed of properly – they should not be included in your regular garbage collection.

Plastic grocery bags

Jewel

Wal-Mart

Pianos

Cordogan's Pianoland in Geneva through Play it Again program. Will try to match donated pianos up with nonprofit institutions. Also visit www.chicagopianos.com

Prom Dresses

Junior League of Kane and Dupage Counties collect prom dresses, dress shoes and accessories (jewelry, make-up, hosiery, purses, etc.) through effort known as Cinderella's Closet. See http://www.jlkd.org/kd/npo.jsp?pg=projects&article=513&tab=How%20to%20Help#donation

Radio, TV, DVD player and VCR

Goodwill in Batavia (if the items are in working condition).

Batavia Public Works Department located at 200 North Raddant Road. Hours of drop off are Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm.

Kane County Electronics & Book Recycling Drop-Off Center at 540 South Randall Road in St. Charles – open the second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Shoe Recycling

shoe4africa.org

Sports equipment

Goodwill in Batavia – drive up service available and employees will unload your donations for you

Tires

Batavia Citgo at 27 N. Batavia Ave accepts tires that do not have rims @ $3.00 per tire

Goodyear Auto Service Center at 905 North Lake AURORA, IL 60506 Phone: (630) 892-7916. This site has a fee of $3 per car tire.

Tools (hand tools and small power tools)

Goodwill in Batavia – drive up service available and employees will unload your donations for you

Toys and games

Goodwill in Batavia – drive up service is available and employees will unload your donations for you

Call Amvets for a pick-up. Call 1-800-732-1708 or 1-708-388-7800

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