50 Tons of Material Were Recycled at July 14 Extravaganza

50 Tons of Material Were Recycled at July 14 Extravaganza

Pat yourselves on the back, recyclers of Kane County.

More than 900 of you folks cycled through the annual Kane County Recycling Extravaganza, held July 14 in St. Charles, and recycled about 100,000 pounds (50 tons) of material.

All of these items, which otherwise may have been landfilled, will be reused or recycled, thanks to you:

  • Two 52-foot trailers of electronic equipment. Each truck holds 20,000 pounds of electronics.
  • Three-and-a-half trucks full of confidential documents, shredded. Each truck holds 11,000 to 13,000 pounds of paper.
  • One large box truck of paint. About 910 gallons were collected, representing 7,700 pounds of paint.
  • One roll-off dumpster, estimated to hold about 10,000 pounds of books. About 80 percent of the books are recycled, and about 20 percent are reused.
  • Twenty-six bicycles, which will be fixed up and redistributed to areas of need in Chicago and globally.
  • More than 700 fluorescent tube lights.
  • One semi-truck full of Styrofoam packaging.
  • A lot of batteries.
  • One box truck of textiles, from clothes to shoes to accessories.

Got a question or recycling tip?  Share it with Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or recycle@countyofkane.org.

SOURCE: Kane County Recycles