What KNIB Takes?

E-Waste (fees may apply*)

  • air conditioners
  • approved electronics (see website)
  • computers
  • dehumidifiers
  • flat screens
  • freezers
  • monitors
  • refrigerators
  • water coolers
  • televisions

Paper (preferably brought in paper bags)

  • books
  • magazines
  • mail / office paper
  • newspaper

Containers

  • clean glass bottles/containers
  • clean metal cans
  • clean plastic bottles/containers

Cardboard

  • chipboard
  • flattened/clean/dry (no pizza boxes)

Clothing

  • clean items wearable or not
  • purses/ shoes/ belts/ hats

Household

  • bedding
  • curtains
  • soft-sided luggage
  • stuffed toys
  • throw rugs

Miscellaneous

  • 12 count egg cartons
  • auto or marine batteries
  • cell phones
  • dishwashers
  • extension cords & wires
  • gutters/downspouts
  • holiday string lights
  • hot water tanks
  • lawn mowers (drain oil /gas)
  • metal items-almost all kinds
  • metal or electrical tools
  • metal pipe conduit
  • metal pots and pans
  • metal shelves
  • microwaves (remove glass tray)
  • outdoor grills (without tanks)
  • plastic 6-pack rings
  • snow blower (drain oil /gas)
  • stainless sinks,
  • stoves
  • vacuums
  • washers/dryers

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

  • hazardous waste
  • pizza boxes
  • propane tanks
  • fire extinguishers
  • paint
  • smoke detectors
  • CO detectors
  • gift wrap
  • Styrofoam
  • plastic bags
  • plastic packaging
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • VHS tapes
  • cassettes

*FEES for the IL EPA Consumer Electronics Recycling Act (CERA) Program

Projection TVs/Wood Console TV…… $25each
Large TVs/Monitors (19” and over) .. . .$20each
Small TVs/Monitors (under 19” ).  . . . . $15each

Businesses and organizations are excepted outside of this program by appointment and charges are per pound. Please call 815-637-1343.

*FEES for Freon Removal

Freon removal…………… . . . . . . . . $20each