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Defenders plan recycling drive in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – Community members can bring unwanted electronics, batteries and other items to the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County’s recycling collection this week.

The organization collects items that don’t get picked up by curbside programs during the drive, which will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Farm Bureau parking lot, 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock.

Fluorescent tubes, Styrofoam and various kinds of batteries and electronics are accepted, in addition to packing peanuts and unpopped bubble wrap, according to a release from the Defenders. Some items, such as TVs and computer monitors, require a donation because of recycling fees.

The Defenders hold recycling drives on the second Saturday of each month, alternating between sites in McHenry and Woodstock. They also have free electronics drop-off sites in Crystal Lake and Lakewood.

For information about the schedule, drop-off locations or accepted materials, visit www.mcdef.org/recycling_information.htm or facebook.com/EnvironmentalDefenders, or call 815-338-0393.

– Shawn Shinneman

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