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Electronics? Batteries? Recycle items Saturday

McHENRY – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Metra station parking lot, 4005 Main St., in McHenry.

The drive accepts household batteries, car batteries, lithium and button batteries. The Defenders also collect fluorescent tubes, clean Styrofoam, VHS and cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, packing peanuts and reusable, unpopped bubble wrap.

A donation is requested for fluorescent bulbs and batteries that are brought in to offset processing costs.

Electronics, such as computers, phones, printers, clean microwaves and electronic toys, are accepted. TV sets and computer monitors will be accepted for a donation of $10 to $35.

At the McHenry collection, the Defenders also accept and pay for aluminum cans.

The Defenders hold a recycling drive on the second Saturday of each month, alternating between McHenry in odd-numbered months and Woodstock in even-numbered months. 

Area residents may drive up and drop off recyclables. Volunteers help unload and sort the materials.

For information about the recycling schedule and types of materials accepted at each location, or to access the Green Guide recycling directory which is put out annually by the Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute at McHenry County College, visit the Defenders’ website at www.mcdef.org/recycling_information.htm or call 815-338-0393.

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