County Collecting Paint at No Charge Saturday, Pre-Registration Required

A press release from the McHenry County Department of Public Health:

MCDH to hold residential paint recycling event

Pre-register to drop off used paint on October 21

WOODSTOCK IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) will hold a single day paint collection, for pre-registered participants, from 8 a.m. until noon on October 21, 2017 in the North parking lot of the McHenry County Administration Building (667 Ware Road, Woodstock).

Unused paint, from McHenry County residents, will be collected at no charge and recycled into new paint, driveway seal coating or plastic.

Once emptied, the steel and plastic paint containers will also be recycled.

Latex paint, latex/water based stains, oil based paint and oil based stains, from residential sources, will be accepted at no charge.

The Department cannot accept paint from businesses or commercial entities.

All paint and stains must be in their original containers.

No spray or aerosol paint products, varnish or water sealant products, solvents, chemicals, driveway sealer or roofing products will be accepted.

No other types of recyclable materials or waste will be collected at this event.

All participants must be pre-registered as the capacity of the collection containers is limited.

Interested residents should contact the Division of Environmental Health at 815-334-4585 to pre-register.

Participants will need to provide the number and size of the paint containers to be recycled.

Due to an overwhelming response to previous similar events, MCDH may limit the number of containers to be recycled by individuals and designate approximate drop off times to minimize traffic congestion.

Please visit the Department’s website to review the event flyer or contact the Division of Environmental Health at 815-334-4585.

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