In Aurora, recycling is just the tip of the city's environmentally-friendly history. With events like the annual Green Fest and honors such as the Clean Air Platinum Award, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Green Fleet designation, and Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA designation, among others, Aurora proves that it's not just the second largest city in Illinois, but it is also a recognized leader in sustainability initiatives.
Knowing this, we at Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal make sure that homeowners and businesses operating in Aurora have options regarding how to contribute to the city's green efforts. We do this by providing recycling services that cover paper and plastic products, as well as scrap metal.
For our scrap metal recycling services, we accept aluminum, brass, copper, steel, stainless steel, and molybdenum.
We also accept old, unwanted electronics. Our facilities are equipped to handle End of Life electronics such as old gadgets, home appliances, and even computers. We can make sure that these items are processed properly to prevent chemical leaks and other eco-threatening accidents that stem from the mishandling of such items.
Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal is also R2-certified. This means that you can trust us with your data drives and other digital storage devices. Our processes make sure that, whether or not your drives contain sensitive or confidential information, nothing will be extracted during the recycling process. All data will be eliminated along with its hardware.
Recycling in Aurora can be done by bringing your recyclable loads to our Elgin center on Schiller Street. We're open every day and you can (check our operating hours here).
Too busy to bring your load from Aurora to our recycling center? Got too many recyclables for your vehicle to carry? Not a problem. We offer pickup services to help you transport your recyclables. Simply fill out an online form and include all the required details so we can schedule the pickup at your most convenient time. You can even get a free quote while you're at it.
Want to do even more than just recycling your own load? Get your friends, family, and neighbors to share in the effort by hosting an eco-friendly event. Whether it be a newspaper drive or an old cellphone collection event, you can easily spread the true Aurora eco-spirit with a community program. We at Elgin can help you plan and execute the whole thing. Simply give us a call and we can assist you in turning your concepts into real, full-fledged events.
If you have friends and family in other places in the Chicagoland area, you can get them recycling as well by pointing them to their nearest Elgin recycling center. Whether they live in Des Plaines, Gilberts, or Hampshire, our recycling and pickup services will be available.