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MCDH is teaming up for 3 weekends of recycling for County residents

Post Date:10/15/2019 11:45 AM

An electronics recycling event by the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH), in coordination with Elgin Recycling and the McHenry County Environmental Defenders, is scheduled for October 19 from 8:00 am till noon at McHenry County College (Main entrance, south side of the building), 8900 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. Alkaline batteries will be recycled at no charge. Only alkaline AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V can be accepted. Rechargeable or other types of batteries cannot be accepted.

Televisions and computer monitors (fee of $15 up to 20 inches and $25 dollars for 21 inches & over), computers (desktop, laptop, netbook, notebook, tablet), keyboards, mice, printers, fax machines, scanners, small scale servers, DVD players or recorders, VCRs, video consoles, portable digital music players, digital converter boxes, and cable and satellite receivers will be accepted by Elgin Recycling. Visit them at or contact them 847-741-4100 for additional items that may be accepted.  Electronic devices can also be dropped off at the Crystal Lake Recycling Center, 5114 E Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

In addition, fluorescent tubes (fee of 50 cents to $1 each), clean styrofoam, packing peanuts, re-useable bubble wrap and cloth items such as clothing, linens, rags, and shoes tied together by the laces will also be accepted by The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County at this event.

On Saturday, October 26, a document destruction event will be held at the McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Rd, Woodstock from 8:00 am until noon, or until the truck is full.  The Department of Health is teaming up with Paper Tiger for this event. Paper Tiger, AAA Certified by the National Association of Information Destruction, will shred all documents onsite before leaving the site. Commercial companies are not eligible for this event. Boxes may be limited to four per person.

On November 2, from 9am until noon, EPaint Solutions and MCDH will hold a no-cost latex paint recycling event at McHenry County College, 8900 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake. This event is for pre-registered County residents.  Only PRE-REGISTERED residents may participate. Contact the MCDH Environmental Health Division at 815-334-4585 to pre-register. Paint must be in the original containers, with cans up to 1 gallon in size accepted. Registration will be closed when the maximum number of paint containers has been reached. The amount of paint accepted from each person may be limited. Other recyclable materials cannot be collected at this event. This recycling event is held in conjunction with McHenry County College’s Green Living Expo, which will take place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For additional information about these events, visit the MCDH website at


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