South Elgin Electronics Drop-off to close permanently at end of 2017
One of three Kane County electronics recycling locations will close at the end of 2017. The Electronics Recycling Drop-off location at 735 Martin Drive in South Elgin at the old Public Works building is set to close permanently as of Friday, December 29th, 2017.
With curbside pickup of recycling, it’s easy for everyone to do their part to help keep our earth clean and green. Since all recyclables go into one bin, called single-stream recycling, you don’t even have to sort it. We do! Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass bottles, beverage and food cans, foil, etc. are collected and hauled to our Materials Recovery Facility where it’s sorted and packaged for reuse.
According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste currently make up to 20 to 30 percent of landfills where it takes up space and creates harmful methane emissions. Only 3% of us compost food waste.
It’s that time of year again! When you’re out shopping for supplies and planning lunches keep in mind the three R’s to help reduce waste: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Here are some quick tips and handy links for more information.
The statistics are staggering. More than 40 percent of all the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, half of which happens at home.
In the wake of the recent heavy rains and flooding, here is a handy guide: