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Kane County Electronics Recycling Information

NEXT RECYCLING EVENT                                       

When: April 1st, 2017; 8am-12noon
Where: 540 S Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174
What:  Electronics (Free, except for TVs and Monitors, which have a cost, see below)
Books (Free, hard and soft covers, any age, any condition)
Paint (Cost applies, Liquid Latex and Oil Paints, see Paint page)
Confidential Document Shredding (Free onsite shredding, for residential material only, see Document Shredding page)

Costs:
TVs and Monitors cost $25 (under 21" measured diagonally across the screen) or $35 (21" and over). Pay online in advance HERE or pay at event with cash or card only.
Latex Paint costs per can ($2/quart, $3.50/gallon, $5.50/2gallon, $10/5gallon) payable by the resident with cash or check only.
Oil Paint costs per can ($6/quart, $9/gallon, $25/5gallon) payable by the resident by cash or check only).

2017 event dates:
Apr 1 * - electronics, books, shred, paint
May 13 - electronics, books
Jun 10 - electronics, books
Jul 8 - electronics, books, shred, paint, textiles, styrofoam, bikes, fluorescent tubes
Aug 12 - electronics, books
Sept 9 - electronics, books
Oct 14 - electronics, books
Nov 11 - electronics, books, shred, paint

* Note: April 1 is the first Saturday of the month.  All other events are on the second Saturday of the month.   No event February 2017, March 2017, or December 2017.

Other Options: (Not part of the Kane County program) Home Pick-up Service: Illinois Recycling Services - Call 708-314-8624 to schedule a pick up from your home. This company is an IEPA registered collector of electronics equipment.

Additional Drop-off Locations:
Fabyan Parkway, Batavia
Location: 517 Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510 (Old Jail site)
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Cost: TVs and Monitors cost $25 (20” & under) or $35 (21” & over). Pay at site with cash or card only or Pay online in advance at countyofkane.org/Recycling.

South Elgin Public Works
Location: 735 Martin Drive, South Elgin, IL 60177 (Old Public Works Department)
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Cost: TVs and Monitors cost $25 (20” & under) or $35 (21” & over). Pay at site with cash or card only or Pay online in advance at countyofkane.org/Recycling.

West Dundee Public Works
Location: 900 Angle Tarn, West Dundee, IL 60118
Hours: M-F 7am-3pm (Note that these hours are an hour earlier than other sites)
Cost: TVs and Monitors cost $25 (20” & under) or $35 (21” & over). Pay at site with cash or card only or Pay online in advance at countyofkane.org/Recycling.

Thank you for disposing of your electronic waste responsibly.

Check website for updated information  - www.countyofkane.org/Recycling




4-way Stop Signs to be Installed at Oak St. & White Oak Dr. - Jan. 16


4-way Stop Signs to be Installed at Oak St. & White Oak Dr.

Residents and motorists are being advised that the Village of North Aurora will be installing 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Oak St. & White Oak Dr. on Monday, January 16th, 2017.

Beginning on January 16th, police officers will monitor the intersection and take enforcement action if warranted. Motorists should be aware of this new signage and be prepared to stop.


Waste Management Holiday Pick-up Information


Waste Management Recognized Holidays - In the event that any of the following holidays fall on a weekday, all refuse, yard-waste, and recyclable collections services on that day, and for the remainder of that week, shall be delayed one day after the recognized holiday. This will generally result in trash collection on Saturday for your regular Friday pick-up. 

The following are the Waste Management RECOGNIZED HOLIDAYS that will affect trash pick-up:


2017

New Years Day 1/1/17 - Trash pick-up Saturday Jan. 7
Memorial Day 5/29/17 - Trash pick-up Saturday June 3
Independence Day 7/4/17  - Trash pick-up Saturday July 8
Labor Day 9/4/17 - Trash pick-up Saturday Sept. 9
Thanksgiving Day 11/23/17 - Trash pick up Saturday Nov. 25
Christmas Day 12/25/17 - Trash pick up Saturday Dec. 30

All other holidays such as Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, or Veterans Day WILL NOT affect your regular Friday trash pick-up.

 


Com Ed Smart Meters

As residents may have already noticed, Com Ed has provided information on Smart Meters with your Com Ed bills, including notice that they will be installing smart meters in North Aurora in the near future. The Village just learned that Com Ed will begin the installation of these smart meters in January 2017 and expect to complete the installation project by the end of March.

Smart Meters are digital electric meters that collect energy-usage information and securely send it to Com Ed. These Smart Meters are a key part of Com Ed’s effort to modernize the electric system and provide better service to customers with a stronger, more reliable electric system.

Please click on the links below for further information:

Smart Meter FAQ’s

Medidores Inteligentes Prequntas Frecuentes

ComEd’s Smart Meter Benefits

ComEd’s Website


Kane County Hoarding Task Force - Information and Assistance


What is hoarding?

"Hoarding is a complex disorder that is made up of three connected problems: 1) collecting too many items, 2) difficulty getting rid of items, and 3) problems with organization. These problems can lead to significant amounts of clutter which can severely limit the use of living spaces, pose safety and/or health risks, and result in significant distress and/or impairment in day-to-day living."  -  International OCD Foundation

North Aurora is a member of the Kane County Hoarding Task Force, which provides individuals, agencies, and organizations with the tools to help with this issue and aims to serve as a clearinghouse of hoarding information and resources in Kane County, Illinois. 

The Kane County Hoarding Task Force was formed in 2014 to create a holistic approach to dealing with hoarding situations in Kane County. Member agencies work together to address all aspects of care, including mental health, senior services, animal control, cleanup and prevention of recidivism. 

If you or someone you know needs help with a hoarding situation or would like more information on resources, Please click on the link at http://www.kchoarding.org/ for information and connections for help with the following:

• Animal Welfare Representatives
• Attorneys
• Clean-up/Restoration
• Financial Services
• Government Agencies
• Human Service Agencies

North Aurora - Municipal Task Force Contact
North Aurora Police Dept
Ofc. Robyn Stecklein
630-906-8146
rstecklein@vil.north-aurora.il.us


Help Reduce Storm Water Pollution

Help Reduce Storm Water Pollution - Water pollution prevention and control measures are critical to improving water quality and reducing the need for costly wastewater and drinking water treatment. Because water pollution can come from many different sources, a variety of pollution prevention and control measures are needed.

Stormwater runoff occurs when precipitation from rain or snowmelt flows over impervious surfaces such as driverways, sidewalks and streets, which prevents the runoff from soaking into the ground.

Stormwater runoff can pick up debris, chemicals, dirt and other pollutants and flow into the storm sewer system or directly into lakes, rivers, ponds and wetlands. Anything that enters the storm sewer system is then discharged into bodies of water we use for swimming, fishing and providing drinking water. This in turn can increase costs for treating our drinking water.

In an attempt to educate the community on ways to prevent the potential for storm water pollution, we ask that residents be aware of the direct links between land activities and rainfall and snow melt runoff that drains into storm drains and ends up in our rivers and streams. Clean up pet waste to keep it out of street gutters; sweep up grass clippings and rake leaves to keep yardwaste debris from blowing into street gutters; apply lawn fertilizer and pesticides sparingly; control soil erosion on your property by planting ground cover; clean up spilled automotive fluids such as oil, anti-freeze and transmission fluids from driveways and don’t hose the spills into the street. Please do your part to help eliminate storm water pollution.

For information on disposal of hazardous waste and pollution prevention, contact Kane County at 630-208-5118. For more recycling information, send an email to recycle@countyofkane.org or call 630-208-3841.


Village of North Aurora seeks community members to apply for the North Aurora Board of Police Commissioners


The Village of North Aurora is looking to appoint a Commission member to the North Aurora Board of Police Commissioners to fill a current vacancy on the commission.

Village President Dale Berman encourages residents to participate in committees and commissions in the Village, as an opportunity to be a part of their community and to offer their knowledge and expertise. Residents who are selected to volunteer for these positions are a part of the decision making process on many essential Village matters.

The board of police commissioners consists of three members, whose terms of office shall be three years and until their respective successors are appointed. The board of police commissioners has the authority to appoint all officers to the North Aurora Police Department, except for the chief of police and the deputy chiefs of police, subject to the ordinances of the village as codified or otherwise and the provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-1 et seq.)

Residents who are interested in committing their time and knowledge by serving on the North Aurora Police Commission, are invited to submit a completed commission application and may include a letter and resume outlining their background and interests. Applications can be found on the Village’s website at http://northaurora.org/forms.aspx and can be submitted to the Village Hall.

The applicant who is selected to fill this vacancy will be appointed by the Village President, with concurrence by the North Aurora Village Board and serve a three year term.


Southwest Fox Valley Cable Consortium


The Village of North Aurora would like to remind residents that pertinent information about our community is always available on the Southwest Fox Valley Cable Consortium's public access channel.  

Additionally, please take a moment to complete a short survey (5-10 minutes to complete) which is designed to give Comcast customers in the Southwest Fox Valley Cable and Telecommunications Consortium communities (North Aurora, Plano, Sandwich and Yorkville) an opportunity to assist the Consortium in determining cable-related needs and interests as provided for by the Federal Cable Act (47 U.S.C. 546(a)(1)) and local ordinances. To take the survey, please click the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sfvctc_cable_survey 


Waste Management Trash Toters

87% of North Aurora residents currently use the sticker program to dispose of garbage. As a reminder, both the current contract and the new contract allows residents to rent a 96-gallon trash toter from Waste Management. The current price to rent a toter is $28 a month; however, under the new contract beginning June 1st, the monthly price is dropping to $23.

Toters may not make sense for everyone, but they do provide the storage capacity of approximately three-standard size garbage cans. Toters have wheels and come with attached lids to secure trash. Stickers are still required for trash items that don’t fit in the toter or for any additional receptacles. If you have any questions about the trash toters or are interested in renting one, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.


Water Department to Upgrade Meter Reading Equipment

The North Aurora Water Department will be upgrading some of the meter reading equipment located on the exterior of houses in various locations throughout the village, over the next 6 months.  Please be advised, these equipment upgrades will not affect or interrupt your water service.  Water department technicians will be performing this work and residents should not be concerned if they notice a village vehicle and/or village water technician working on the meter at their home.  Please contact the North Aurora Water Department at 630-897-8228, ext. 223 with any questions or concerns you may have. 


Contact Village Hall

Village of North Aurora
25 East State Street
North Aurora, IL 60542

Driving Directions

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Village Departments

Administration (630) 897-8228 ext. 224
Administration Fax (630) 897-8258
Police (630) 897-8705
Police Fax (630) 897-8700
Finance (630) 897-8228 ext. 225
Community Development (630) 897-1457 ext. 222
Code Enforcement (630) 897-1457 ext. 231
Building and Zoning (630) 897-1457 ext. 259
Public Works (630) 897-8228 ext. 260
Water (630) 897-8228 ext. 223
Fire District (630) 897-9698