Defenders Schedule Recycling Drive Saturday in McHenry

A press release from the Defenders:


Recycling Drive accepts fluorescent tubes, electronics, Styrofoam™, more!

McHENRY – On Saturday, September 10th, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection for

  • fluorescent tubes,
  • Styrofoam™,
  • electronics, and
  • batteries

from 9 a.m. until noon at the Metra Station parking lot, 4005 Main Street, in McHenry. They continue to collect certain items which would be harmful to the environment if put in a landfill, and which are not taken by curbside programs.

Defenders picked up trash at the end of the 2010 Labor Day Parade in Lake in the Hill.s

The Defenders’ Recycling Drive accepts rechargeable batteries, car batteries, lithium and button batteries. The Defenders also collect fluorescent tubes, clean white Styrofoam™, VHS & Cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, packing peanuts and re-usable, unpopped bubble wrap. A donation is requested for fluorescent bulbs and batteries that are brought in to offset the costs involved in processing these items. Electronics such as computers, phones, printers, and electronic toys, are accepted. TVs and computer monitors will be accepted for a donation. 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.

For more information about the recycling schedule and the types of materials accepted at each location, visit the Defenders’ website at or phone 815-338-0393.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a 41-year-old citizen-based, 501c3 not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment. The group provides community residents with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation.

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