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Recycling containers installed at county buildings

GENEVA – Kane County is working to provide outdoor recycling bins outside of its buildings.

Recycling stations were installed this month at the Kane County Government Center and the Kane County Courthouse, both in Geneva, according to a county news release.

Existing bins at other county campuses – including the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles Township – will receive retrofits in the coming month, the release states.

The project is being supported with funds from the Riverboat Grant.

The recycling stations are made from recycled plastic, designed to be weather resistant and labeled for ease of public use.

Each station has two openings, one blue Saturn-shaped opening for recyclable items and one black square opening for trash.

“As you visit county buildings, please be mindful of where you deposit your discards, and recycle all paper and drink containers in the blue recycling bin,” the release states. “Coffee cups, napkins, candy wrappers and food all need to go in the trash/landfill bin.”

The release indicates that this project was a team effort by recycling program staff, facilities maintenance personnel and the county’s custodial companies.

Contact Kane County Recycling Program coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or for information.

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