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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. CDT

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 recycle@countyofkane.org or call 630-208-3841.

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