Meet Jennifer Jarland at June 6 'Recycle Right' Event in Batavia

Meet Jennifer Jarland at June 6 ‘Recycle Right’ Event in Batavia

Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland will cover what can and cannot go in your curbside recycling cart, share top recycling tips that answer the most commonly asked questions at a special event Thursday, June 6, 2019, hosted by the Batavia Park District.

The “Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle And Recycle RIght” presentation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bart Room of the Batavia Park District Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP to the Batavia Park District at 630-879-5235 or click here to register online. The course code is 302033-1a.

What will you get if you attend this free seminar?

You’ll get the lowdown on what you should be recycling at home and at work, what really should go in your curbside recycling cart, changes in the recycling industry, and the work being done on reducing contamination in recycling streams.

You’ll learn 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.

Jaland will also lay out details about the new residential food scrap collection program in Batavia.

Attendees get the 2019 schedule of recycling events, and the skinny on all of the services and things you can take to those events, including the free confidential document shredding dates.

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

Recycling Event

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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