Practice What You Preach: Gov Center Sports New Outdoor Recycling Containers

Practice What You Preach: Gov Center Sports New Outdoor Recycling Containers

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Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland is helping Kane County practice what it preaches this spring by installing outdoor recycling containers on the Kane County Government Center campus and government buildings throughout Kane County.

With funds from a riverboat grant, the Division of Environmental and Water Resources has been able to provide the public with the opportunity to recycle when visiting county facilities. This expands the established internal recycling program, which has been in place for many years.

“Thank you in advance for helping us to further minimize waste and recover resources!” Jarland said.

New recycling stations were installed at the Kane County Government Center in Geneva early this month and at the entrance of the Third Street courthouse in Geneva. Other county campuses — including the St. Charles Circuit Clerk and Traffic Court offices, the Aurora Health Department office, the Aurora Court Services office and the Judicial Center complex — will all see retrofits to existing bins in the coming month.

The new Uptown recycling stations are made from recycled plastic, designed to be weather resistant and labeled clearly for ease of public use.

Each station has two openings, one blue Saturn-shaped opening for recycling (containers and paper) and one black square opening for (non-recyclable) landfill trash. As you visit county buildings, please be mindful of where you deposit your discards, and recycle all paper and drink containers in the blue recycling bin. Coffee cups, napkins, candy wrappers and food all need to go in the trash/landfill bin.

“Like many projects completed by the county, this was a team effort,” Jarland said.

Jarland worked to source affordable and durable bins made of recycled content, as well as finding ways to reuse the existing bins, retrofitting them to serve as recycling/trash sets. Facilities maintenance personnel have and are working to install and retrofit the bins at the various other county buildings. Kane County custodial companies, Peterson and GSF, provide an invaluable key to the success of this new element in the Kane County recycling program, Jarland said.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Kane County Recycling Program Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or


SOURCE: Kane County Recycles press release