The Kane County recycling event on Nov. 10, in celebration of America Recycles Day, was a thundering success. Close to 150,000 pounds (an equivalent of 75 tons or 10 semi-trucks full) of material was collected for reuse and recycling from over 1,600 residents throughout the six-hour event.
Materials brought in for reuse and recycling included: five semi-trucks of electronics and scrap metal; two box trucks of shredded documents; a 20-foot roll-off of latex paint, one semi-truck each of styrofoam and books; 57 bikes; two wheel chairs; lots of crutches; a large box truck of clothes, shoes, hats, and toys; an SUV-full of reusable office and school supplies, and a few musical instruments.
The free confidential document shredding service was hugely popular, with over 17,000 pounds of paper shredded and recycled.
There will be another event in the spring, so if you didn’t make this one, keep your eye on the Kane County Recycles website, www.countyofkane.org/pages/recycling, for the April event announcement.
Recycling coordinator, Kane County