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Defenders plan recycling collection

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 Saturday at the Metra station parking lot, 4005 Main St. in McHenry.

The Defenders’ recycling 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 the costs to process these items.

Electronics, such as computers, phones, printers, clean microwaves and electronic toys, are accepted. TVs and computer monitors will be accepted for a donation of $10 to $35. Those who become new members of the Defenders at the recycling drive at the basic or higher level get two coupons to recycle a television or monitor for free.

At the McHenry collection, the Defenders wil 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 their recyclables with Defenders volunteers, who help unload and sort the materials. 

For information about the recycling schedule and types of materials accepted, visit www.mcdef.org/recycling_information.htm or call 815-338-0393. The Defenders also can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EnvironmentalDefenders. 

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