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 www.countyofkane.org/recycling.
Those interested in volunteering for future events can e-mail Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-208-3841.