Aurora Recycling Center now accepting aerosol products and small propane tanks

  • This summer, Kane County opened its third recycling center. The Aurora site is now accepting aerosol products and small propane tanks, as well as the appliances, clothing and textiles, holiday lights, electronics, monitors and TVs, and scrap metal.

    This summer, Kane County opened its third recycling center. The Aurora site is now accepting aerosol products and small propane tanks, as well as the appliances, clothing and textiles, holiday lights, electronics, monitors and TVs, and scrap metal. Courtesy of Kane County Recycling

  • Expanded recycling offerings at the Aurora Recycling Center

    Expanded recycling offerings at the Aurora Recycling Center

 
 
Updated 12/6/2021 6:31 PM

Kane County residents can now take advantage of expanded recycling offerings at the Aurora Recycling Center located at 911 N. Lake St. The expanded recycling program is in partnership with Kane County, VetTech, eWorks Electronics, and Flat Can Recycling.

Aerosol products and small propane tanks are now accepted on top of appliances, clothing and textiles, holiday lights, electronics, monitors and televisions, and scrap metal.

 

The center is open for drop-offs Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recycling fees of $1 per aerosol can, $3.50 per propane tank, and $25-35 per TV/monitor applies. Cash and credit card payments are accepted on site.

The center is located in the former Specialty Textile Group building and is now overseen by VetTech, a nonprofit organization operated by veterans that is dedicated to long-term and prosperous relationships with communities in need.

Recycling services are made possible by eWorks, the county's contracted electronics recycler, and Flat Can Recycling, a company committed to making aerosol product recycling accessible.

"Thanks to our partners at eWorks, VetTech, and Kane County, we're thrilled that Aurora residents now have the opportunity to divert their aerosol and propane products from landfill and incineration for responsible re-use and disposal," said Kat Gordon, Head Honcho at Flat Can Recycling. "Kane County continues to impress with their eco-minded practices and more municipalities should take note."

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For a detailed breakdown of accepted items, please see the aerosol and propane product list at www.flatcanrecycling.com. Or the electronics accepted list at www.countyofkane.org/Recycling/ and textile list at www.countyofkane.org/Recycling/Pages/textiles.aspx.

Any resident, retailer, business, municipality, or community organizer interested in getting involved with aerosol and propane tank recycling can email hello@flatcanrecycling.com to book an information call.

Flat Can Recycling is on a mission to shift disposal practices in the communities they serve around the Chicago area. Thanks to partnerships with other closed-loop processors and experts in the responsible disposal of specialized materials, the company is able to document every step of the recycling process in their commitment to transparency and making aerosol product recycling accessible.

eWorks Electronics Services Inc. was established in 2009 to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. eWorks achieves this mission by providing competitive recycling, refurbishment and resale services of all types of office and industrial technologies and consumer electronics including computers, tablets, servers, monitors and LCDs, scanners, copiers and network equipment, power supplies, TVs, stereos, cellphones and household appliances.

VetTech supports individuals and initiatives dedicated to promoting community development, prosperity, and innovation and are committed to leading by example to continually foster an environment of inclusivity, cultural competency, and opportunity for veterans, their families and all protected classes.

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