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Residential Electronic Recycling Event

Post Date:05/10/2019 11:10 AM

Contact Keri Zaleski
(815)-334-4456; cell (815)-236-3238

WOODSTOCK IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH), Elgin Recycling, and The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County are partnering to bring you the second of four recycling events in 2019. On Saturday, May 18th, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, McHenry County residents may drop off electronic devices at the McHenry County Government Center Administration building, 667 Ware Rd, Woodstock.

 The following electronic devices will be accepted:

Televisions and Computer Monitors (fee applies)

Computers (desktop, laptop, netbook, notebook, tablet), Keyboards, and Mice

Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Small Scale Servers

DVD Players, DVD Recorders, VCRs

Video Game Consoles, Portable Digital Music Players

 Digital Converter Boxes, Cable and Satellite Receivers

Alkaline Batteries

Fees apply to recycle TVs and Computer Monitors ($15 up to 20 inches and $25 dollars for 21 inches or larger). Elgin Recycling will accept credit cards or cash onsite. Please visit the Elgin Recycling webpage at or contact Elgin Recycling by telephone at 847-741-4100 regarding additional items that may be accepted.

MCDH will be accepting alkaline batteries to recycle for free. Only alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V will be accepted. No rechargeable or other types of batteries will be accepted.   

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will also be collecting fluorescent tubes for a cost of 50 cents to $1 each; clean Styrofoam; packing peanuts; re-useable bubble wrap and cloth items (clothing, linens, rags, and shoes tied together by the laces).

Electronic devices can also be dropped off at Elgin Recycling, located at 5114 E Terra Cotta, Crystal Lake Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Additional recycling events will be scheduled for September and October. Visit the Health Department’s webpage: for details. 



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