Defenders' recycling drive planned in McHenry

McHENRY – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at the McHenry Metra station parking lot, 4005 Main St.

The drive takes household batteries, car batteries, lithium and button batteries, fluorescent tubes, clean Styrofoam, video 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 involved in processing 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 will get two coupons to recycle a television or monitor for free.

At the McHenry collection, the Defenders also will accept and pay for aluminum cans.  

Recycling drives are held on the second Saturday of each month, alternating between McHenry in odd-numbered months and Woodstock in even-numbered months. 

For information, visit the Defenders’ website at www.mcdef.org/recycling_information.htm or call 815-338-0393.