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McHenry County Department of Health household recycling event set for May 20

WOODSTOCK – Got a garage full of items that need to be recycled? The McHenry County Department of Health will host its annual residential recycling extravaganza.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon May 20 in the north parking lot of the McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock.

Recyclers will accept latex and oil-based paint and stains in their original containers, confidential paper documents, clothing and household textiles (including paired shoes, belts, purses and backpacks), Styrofoam, single-use alkaline batteries, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, fluorescent lamps and bulbs.

Only AA, AAA, C, D, button cell and 9-volt batteries will be accepted. Recycling fees apply to fluorescent lamps and compact florescent lamps.

Confidential paper documents will be shredded on-site. Documents may contain staples, paper clips, small spiral bindings, small metal pieces or cellophane envelope windows. Binder clips, three-ring plastic binders and other large metal pieces will not be accepted.

Magazines, newspapers and other papers that do not contain confidential information should be recycled with your regular curbside recycling service.

Recyclers will not accept spray or aerosol paint cans, varnish or water sealant products, driveway sealer or roofing products, solvents or chemicals.

A complete list of accepted items can be found at the department website at www.mcdh.info, or by contacting solid waste manager Kristy Hecke at 815-334-4585 or KLHecke@co.mchenry.il.us.

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