The Kane County Recycles office maintains, evaluates, improves, and expands opportunities for reuse, recycling and waste diversion in Kane County. Recycling programs focus on: electronics, books, paint, confidential document destruction, fluorescent tubes, as well as other hazardous materials and hard-to-recycle materials. Additionally household recycling, commercial/business recycling and yard waste/organics composting and the sale of backyard compost bins.
This office publishes the annual Kane County Recycles Green Guide, maintains the comprehensive Kane County Recycles webpages and offers information on the Kane County Leaf Burning Regulations. This office oversees the Recycling and Hauler Licensing Ordinance 95-157, which requires commercial businesses and multi-family residences to recycle, and provides the provisions for hauler licensing and reporting.