The Dakota County Historical Society will host a presentation about the history of garbage and recycling habits on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Lawshe Memorial Museum from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public.
The Lawshe Memorial Museum is located at 130 3rd Ave. North in South St. Paul, Minn.
The presentation, “Trash Talking: A History of Garbage & Recycling Habits" will be conducted by Jenny Kedward and Kristi Otterson. They will explore how our trash has evolved as our culture and society have changed from an ancient society to the digital age. You will hear how we evolved from pits to dumps to industrial landfills and what work is being done to keep things out of the trash can. Attendees will understand the emotional and regulatory response to what we throw away.
Jenny Kedward is an environmental specialist with Dakota County and has been talking trash professionally for over a decade. Kristi Otterson has a heap of experience working in the waste field and other ventures. She has been at Dakota County for more than seven years and has managed transfer stations, landfills, and most recently started coordinating the county household hazardous waste facility.