Are you an avid recycler and wonder what more you can do to remove items from the waste stream? Or perhaps you are new to Oak Park and wonder why all the fuss about those blue carts. Karen Rozmus, Environmental Services manager for the Village of Oak Park, will bring us up to date on recycling. She will talk about the new programs that the Village has initiated and help us understand the impact our individual efforts make on the environment. This program will provide the information that you need to go beyond recycling cans, bottles and paper.
For example, in 2011, the electronics recycling events collected 126,329 pounds of equipment that was diverted from the landfill. What else can be done? Food and other organic, compostable items are the largest source of methane gas coming from the country’s landfills and Oak Park now has a way to remove these items from the waste stream. Karen will describe this newest program in Oak Park.
Sponsored by the Park District’s Greening Advisory Committee. Free.