Defenders Re-Cycle in Richmond

A press release from the McHenry County Environmental Defenders:

Congratulations Richmond for a Very Successful Recycling Drive

WOODSTOCK – Richmond-Burton NHS high school students came out to Richmond city hall on Saturday, September 10th, to donate their time and power to the Environmental Defenders monthly recycling drive.

Talk about power in numbers!

There was an amazing crew of young volunteers, along with regulars from the Defenders and a crew from Chicago Logistic Service, on hand to assist residents.

Teen volunteers at the Defenders' Richmond recycling drive.

Teen volunteers at the Defenders’ Richmond recycling drive.

Volunteers unloaded cars, carried, weighed and loaded TVs of all sizes onto the semi, sorted cassettes, tapes, CDs and more.

Volunteers at the Defenders' recycling drive in Richmond.

Volunteers at the Defenders’ recycling drive in Richmond.

Despite the sometimes driving rain, students stuck with it until the end.


Ken Santowski and Peter Koenig

Even Village President Peter Koenig came out to appreciate and thank all of the workers (pictured to the left with Ken Santowski, Village of Lakewood Trustee and Environmental Defenders board member).

The Environmental Defenders have been travelling the county trying to serve a wider swath with their recycling drives.

The hope is that folks will take advantage of the opportunity, when one of the collection drives is closer to their home, to clear out unwanted electronics (especially TVs and CRTs) with so few options left for recycling those items.

The next drive will be held on October 8, 2016 at the Grafton Township Office, 10,109 Vine St., in Huntley.

Founded in 1970, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a citizen organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment. The group provides communityresidents with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable landuse and energy and natural resource conservation. Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductibleas charitable contributions. For more information, visit or call 815-338- 0393.

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