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Environmental Defenders plan recycling drive in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – 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 Farm Bureau parking lot, 1102 McConnell Road in Woodstock.

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 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 a new member of the Defenders at the recycling drive at the basic or higher level will get two coupons to recycle a television or monitor for free.

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.

People may drive up and drop off their recyclables with Defenders volunteers, who help to unload and sort the materials. 

For information, visit www.mcdef.org or call 815-338-0393.

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