Environmental Defenders of McHenry County to hold recycling drive

McHENRY – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection for fluorescent tubes, Styrofoam, electronics and batteries from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 at the Metra station lot, 4005 Main St., McHenry.

The drive accepts household batteries, car batteries and 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 the costs of processing the items.

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

At the McHenry collection, the Defenders also accept donations of aluminum cans but no longer will pay for them.

Area residents may drive up and drop off their recyclables with Defenders’ volunteers, who will help unload and sort the materials.

For information about the recycling schedule and types of materials accepted or to access the Green Guide recycling directory, visit http://www.mcdef.org/recycling_information.htm or call 815-338-0393, or find the Defenders on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EnvironmentalDefenders.

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