'Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' Event! Meet Jennifer Jarland April 25 in Batavia

‘Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ Event! Meet Jennifer Jarland April 25 in Batavia

You’ve read her columns, you’ve followed her advice. Now, you can meet Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarlard in person at a “Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” seminar Thursday in Batavia.

Sponsored by the Batavia Environmental Commission and the Batavia Public Library the event is free and takes place from 7 p.m. to  8 p.m. Thursday at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. (IL Route 31).

At the free event, you’ll get the lowdown on what you should be recycling at home and at work. Jarland will cover what can and cannot go in your curbside recycling cart, changes in the recycling industry, and the work being done on reducing contamination in recycling streams. She will also share top recycling tips that answer the most commonly asked questions.

Jarland will talk about how residents can participate in the new food scrap collection program. You’ll learn about where you can recycle other items beyond to bin at drop-off locations throughout Kane County: Styrofoam, electronics, books, hazardous waste, batteries, paint, and more.

Get the 2019 schedule of Recycling Events, and all of the things you can take to them, including the free confidential document shredding dates.

This session will include a slide presentation, time for questions and answers and some fun giveaways, including the Kane County Recycles Green Guide.

Recycling Event

  • When: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Where: Batavia Public Library,10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia
  • RSVP: Space is limited. Please RSVP to bataviapubliclibrary.org or 630-879-4777 x2.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Questions: 630-208-3841; www.countyofkane.org/recycling

Speaker Bio

Jennifer Jarland has been the recycling program coordinator for Kane County since 2011. Her work includes managing the electronics recycling sites, conducting recycling collection events, household hazardous waste program management, and public outreach.

While municipalities all contract for curbside collection, Jennifer is the hotline for all questions related to recycling.

While managing, improving, and expanding recycling programs for Kane County, she also works with fellow Illinois county and agency colleagues on broader state issues, such as food scrap composting, electronics recycling, and a task force for recycling contamination reduction.

She presently serves as the chairman of the board of the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition and as secretary on the Board of the Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association.

A student of life, Jennifer enjoys making art out of found objects, growing an organic food garden in her back yard in Chicago, spending time with friends and being in nature, be it the urban jungle or otherwise.

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