Defenders Recycling in Woodstock Saturday

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County:


Woodstock, IL – November 1, 2017 — The Environmental Defenders will hold its next monthly drive at 2222 Dean Street, Woodstock (Soil & Water District Building) on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 from 9AM to 12 NOON (or until truck is full). For information please go to

Donations offset the costs of transportation and fees charged to Environmental Defenders of McHenry County by recyclers who separate materials and forward those materials to companies who prepare them for future use.

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a local non-profit and receives no government funding to offer this service to the community.

Items accepted:

-TVs and computer monitors – There is a charge of $.50 per pound (but not exceeding a maximum of
$40 per each single device)

-Fluorescent Tubes – Charge is $.50 to $1 each depending on size

-Batteries – Charge is $.50 per pound for household, rechargeable, car, and button batteries
No charge for the following (but donations are appreciated):

-Misc. Electronics – Anything that plugs in or runs on batteries

-Cloth items – clothing, linens, or just plain rags, clean and in a bag. You can also bring shoes, tied
together by their laces and placed in the bag.

-Clean Styrofoam – all colors

-Reusable bubble wrap

-VHS & cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs and floppy disks

A special electronics recycling drive is also scheduled for those who live in McHenry Township for 11/18.

Time: 8AM to Noon. Location: 3703 N. Richmond Road. Please call 815-385- 3076 for more information or visit

Founded in 1970, The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a 501(c)(3) not-for- profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.

The group provides the community with educational programs and volunteer action through committees, including Waste Reduction, Transportation, Water & Natural Resource Protection, BYOBag, Education, Fundraising and Membership.

Donations and membership are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

For more information and benefits of membership, visit or through Facebook at Defenders or call 815-338- 0393, Monday-Friday, 10am-4:30pm.


Defenders Recycling in Woodstock Saturday — 2 Comments

  1. Recycling is a concept whose time has past. 85% of all recycled material is land filled or incinerated.

    Only non-ferrous metal recycling pays for itself now, because the supply of recycled material is so much higher than the demand and use for it.

    We now have two sets of waste trucks on garbage day in our neighborhoods, doubling the emissions and doubling the costs.

    Only the cartage companies and government truck drivers make out on this deal.

    The Defenders had a recycling program in Crystal Lake and they lost their shirt running it.

    My predecessor as Supervisor in Nunda accepted it and when I inherited it, I found there was one guy from Harvard that would drive from Harvard to Crystal lake every week to dump his home recycled material there.

    An anal retentive fool.

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