Recycling drive set for Saturday in McHenry

McHENRY – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection Saturday for fluorescent tubes, Styrofoam, electronics and batteries.

The drive will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Metra Station parking lot, 4005 Main St.

The Defenders accept household batteries, car batteries, lithium and button batteries. They also collect fluorescent tubes, clean Styrofoam, VHS and cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, packing peanuts and re-usable, unpopped bubble wrap.

A donation is requested for fluorescent bulbs and batteries to offset processing costs. TVs and computer monitors will be accepted for a donation of $10 to $35. The Defenders will accept and pay for aluminum cans. The Defenders hold a recycling drive on the second Saturday of each month, in McHenry in odd-numbered months and in Woodstock in even-numbered months. For information, visit or call 815-338-0393.

– Northwest Herald