A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County:
Environmental Defenders of McHenry County’s Recycling Drive – McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE
Woodstock, IL – October 4, 2018 — The Environmental Defenders will hold its next drive on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 from 9AM to NOON (or until truck is filled to capacity) at 8900 US HIGHWAY 14, McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE, CRYSTAL LAKE. For more information please go to www.mcdef.org/recycling.
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 that 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.
These items are accepted at no charge: • Desktop computers, servers, and related equipment • Laptops, iPads and tablets • Printers, scanners, copiers and typewriters • All Peripherals such as cables cords, mice, keyboards • Ethernet and Internet switches, telephones (residential and commercial) • Vacuums, floor cleaners, electric brooms • Power tools, electric garden tools • Kitchen counter appliances, bathroom gadgets • Home stereo equipment including speakers, cabling, antennas • VCR, DVD, cassette, laser players • Cameras, cell phones, any hand-held device • Game boys, electronic toys, electric cars • Humidifiers, small refrigerators, fans (all kinds) • Microwaves
The following items require a fee of $.50 per pound with a maximum charge of $50.00 PER ITEM: • All Televisions (any size) and • Computer Monitors Each will be weighed to determine the fee, up to $50.00 per item.
The following items are also collected at the drives at no charge: • Styrofoam, all colors, shapes and sizes–must be clean • Packing peanuts–only if securely enclosed in bag or box • Bubble wrap, packing pillows, foam sheets, etc. • DVDs, CDs, VHS and cassette tapes, floppy disks • Clothing/shoes/blankets/towels We accept the following for an additional fee: • Batteries; all types, $.50 per pound (No charge for car/motorcycle or sump pump batteries) • Florescent light bulbs $.50 per 4 ft. bulb or compact fluorescent light (CFL); $1.00 per 8 ft. bulbs (Regular incandescent bulbs can be put in your curbside trash. In addition, there are two permanent Styrofoam recycling sites set up in partnership with the Village of Algonquin – 110 Meyer Drive, open 24-7 and Algonquin Township Highway Department, 3702 US HWY 14, Crystal Lake, open 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mon-Fri. Special electronics recycling drive is also scheduled for those who live in McHenry Township. Please check our website for further details and for locations of future recycling dates
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 various committees. Donations and membership are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. For more information and benefits of membership, visit www.mcdef.org or through Facebook at facebook.com/Environmental Defenders or call 815-338-0393, Monday-Friday, 10 am-4:30 pm.