Defenders' Recycling Drive Saturday in McHenry

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is conducting a recycling drive for non-eco friendly items.


Looking to dispose of household items that don't belong in the regular trash?

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is conducting a collection drive on Saturday, Sept. 8, for odds and ends that would be better for Mother Earth to recycle than thrown into a landfill.

The recyling drive is from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Metra Station parking lot, 4005 Main St., McHenry.

The public is invited to drop the following at the Defender's Recycling Drive: 

  • Fluorescent tubes.
  • Styrofoam (clean).
  • Electronics.
  • Batteries: household batteries, car batteries, lithium and button batteries.
  • VHS and cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs.
  • Packing peanuts and re-usable, unpopped bubble wrap.
  • 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-$35. 

A donation is requested for fluorescent bulbs and batteries that are brought in to offset the costs involved in processing these items. At the McHenry collection, the Defenders also accept and pay for aluminum cans.

The Defenders hold a recycling drive on the second Saturday of each month, alternating between McHenry in odd-numbered months and Woodstock in even-numbered months.

Area residents may drive up and drop off their recyclables with Defenders’ volunteers, who help to unload and sort the materials.

More information about the recycling schedule and types of materials accepted at each location, or to access the Green Guide recycling directory (distributed annually by the Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute at MCC), visit the Defenders’ website, or call 815-338-0393.

The Environmental Defenders' Purpose

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.

The group provides the community with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation.

Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For more information, visit www.mcdef.org, or call 815-338-0393.


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