Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland has shared several tips about how to recycle during COVID-19.
Please click on links below for great info to help you recycle as much as possible while still recycling right.
You can use reusable, washable masks and gloves if possible!
- Disposable PPEZero Waste Box – to recycle surgical and industrial face masks, and also other safety equipment like safety glasses and earplugs, disposable, gloves, hair nets, shoe covers.
When full, the boxes will be returned to TerraCycle for processing and the collected waste will be cleaned, melted and remolded to make new products.
Disposable masks are typically made from #5 polypropylene plastic and can be turned into a variety of items ranging from reusable shipping pallets to plastic lumber applications. Rubberized disposable gloves be used by rubber manufacturers in low-grade applications for products such as matting.
Reuse what you can, recycle what you can, but do not recycle the hybrid materials.
Jewel Osco is still taking clean, dry, empty plastic bags for recycling in their front entrance drop boxes.
See the online information on Recycling Events. We ARE having the events, but NO Document Shredding until 2021. Residents must follow these rules of use to protect employees and visitors to the sites.
- Sept. 12 — Electronics, clothes, books. NO DOCUMENT SHREDDING.
- Oct. 10 — Electronics, clothes, books and paint.
- Nov. 14 — Electronics, clothes, books