Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

 Horse Drawn Trash Cart

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lawshe Memorial Museum
Fees: FREE


Join presenters Jenny Kedward and Kristi Otterson to learn how our trash has evolved as our culture and society have changed from ancient society to the digital age. Find out 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. She is passionate about waste management and consumption. Her bachelor's degree is in biology as she hoped to fully understand the world she wanted to protect. Kedward is trained in social marketing and uses her enthusiasm to educate residents on recycling and reducing waste.


Kristi Otterson has a heap of experience working in the waste field and other ventures. She has been at Dakota County as a Waste Regular for over seven years and has managed transfer stations, landfills, and most recently started coordinating the county household hazardous waste facility. Although she knows a lot about trash, she also knows plenty about how to reduce our waste through recycling, fixing items, and reducing.

The presentation will be located in the upstairs meeting room of the Lawshe Memorial Museum.



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