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Organizers: Recycling event in St. Charles a success

More than 200K pounds recycled

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:25 p.m. CST

Kane County officials are calling the Kane County Recycling Extravaganza held on June 14 in St. Charles a success.

During the four-hour event, Kane County staff, volunteers, and partner companies served more than 2,300 residents, according to a county news release.

More than 200,000 pounds worth of items were recycled, including:

• 9,500 pounds of books, of which approximately 10 percent are reused and 90 percent are recycled.

• 9,000 pounds of carpet and carpet padding.

• 2,000 pounds of textiles, including clothes, shoes, linens, purses, hats, belts, and stuffed toys.

• 18,000 pounds of latex paint, which will be recycled into latex plastic products or new latex paint undercoat.

• 25,000 pounds of confidential documents, which will securely shredded so the paper can be recycled.

• 140,000 pounds of electronic equipment, including TV sets, computers and household appliances.

• 600 pounds of cardboard.

• 1,000 fluorescent tube lights for disposal.

For dates of future recycling events and for more information about recycling, go to the Kane County Recycles website at

Those interested in volunteering for future events can e-mail Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at or call 630-208-3841.

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