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Recycling event planned in Woodstock

Published: Sunday, May 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Department of Health has partnered with several businesses and community organizations to collect and recycle residential electronics and a variety of other recyclable materials for residents.

Residents can drop off items from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the McHenry County Courthouse (west parking lot) at Route 47 and Russell Court (2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock). The entrance is on Ware Road, across from the County Administration building.  

Items that will be accepted are residential electronics (e.g. televisions, computers, VCRs, videogame consoles, printers); latex paint (recycling fees apply); clean clothing (slightly stained or torn accepted); Styrofoam and packing peanuts; eyeglasses; plastic film (bubble wrap, plastic retail bags, dry cleaning bags, zip lock bags); alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt only) and rechargeable batteries (no more than 11 pounds each), and documents for destruction. 

There is a limit of 10 electronic items per participant. 

Christmas trees and holiday lights will not be accepted. 

Latex paint must be in sealed, leak-proof containers. Smaller containers of latex paints may be combined into larger containers. However, this must be done before dropoff. Latex paint recycling fees include $1.50 per quart, $2.50 per gallon and $8 per 5-gallon pail. No other types of paint or household hazardous waste will be accepted.  

This recycling event is sponsored by AMS Store and Shred, Battery Solutions, Chicago Textile Recycling, Earth Paints Collection Systems, Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, Harvard Lions Club, Home of the Sparrow, Jewel-Osco, Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute at McHenry County College, McHenry County Community Foundation, McHenry County Department of Health, Ken Santowski with Chicago Logistics Service and Sims Recycling Solutions. 

For a complete list of accepted items, visit or call Kristy Hecke, solid waste manager, at 815-334-4585.

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