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McHenry County Department of Health to hold paint-collection event

The McHenry County Department of Health is partnering with Greenwood Township Highway Department and Marengo Township Highway Department to provide a free residential paint collection event from Wednesday through Friday at the following locations:

• From 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood Township Highway Department, 5211 Miller Road, Wonder Lake

• From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marengo Township Highway Department, 4010 N. Route 23, Marengo

Latex paint, latex/water-based stains, oil-based paint and oil-based stains from McHenry County residential sources will be accepted at no charge. The department cannot accept paint from businesses or commercial entities. All paint and stains must be in their original containers. No spray or aerosol paint products, varnish or water sealant products, solvents, chemicals, driveway sealer or roofing products will be accepted. No other types of recyclable materials or waste will be collected during this event.

All participants must be registered as the capacity of the collection containers is limited. Interested residents must contact the Division of Environmental Health at 815-334-4585 to register.

Participants will need to provide the number and size of the paint containers to be recycled. MCDH may limit the number of containers to be recycled for each individual and designate approximate drop-off times to minimize traffic congestion. Unused paint and stain will be recycled into new paint, driveway seal coating or plastic. Emptied steel and plastic paint containers also will be recycled. Please visit the department’s website www.mcdh.info to view the event flyer or contact the Division of Environmental Health at 815-334-4585.

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