WOODSTOCK - The McHenry County Department of Health is encouraging residents to think before they throw household items in the trash.
The MCDH, along with several local businesses and community organizations, will hold a residential electronics and recycling event on May 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the north parking lot the the McHenry County Administration Building, located at 667 Ware Rd. in Woodstock.
Accepted items include residential electronics like televisions, computers, VCRs, video game consoles and printers, latex paint, fluorescent lamps and CFLs, documents for destruction, clean clothing, eyeglasses, Styrofoam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, alkaline batteries, lead-acid batteries and rechargeable batteries.
Recycling fees apply for florescent lamps, CFLs and latex paint.
Other types of paint or household hazardous waste will not be accepted. Holiday lights will also not be accepted.
The recycling event is sponsored by AMS Store & Shred, Battery Solutions, Chicago Textile Recycling, Earth Paints Collection Systems, Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, Harvard Lions Club, Home of the Sparrow, Interstate Batteries, McHenry County Department of Health, Ken Santowski with Chicago Logistics Service and Sims Recycling Solutions.
For a detailed list of accepted items, view the flyer at www.mcdh.info or contact Kristy Hecke, Solid Waste Manager at 815-334-4585 or KLHecke@co.mchenry.il.us.