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Residential electronic waste & recycling event May 19

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McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) has partnered with several businesses and community organizations to collect and recycle electronic waste and other recyclable materials at no cost to residents. Residents can drop off items on Saturday, May 19, from 8am-1pm, at McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock. This recycling event was made possible by AMS Store and Shred, Battery Solutions, Ken Santowski with Chicago Logistics Service, Chicago Textile Recycling, Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, Home of the Sparrow, McHenry County Community Foundation and Sims Recycling Solutions.

Items that will be accepted include residential electronics (e.g. televisions, computers, VCRs, video game consoles, digital cameras); clothing (should be clean; slightly stained or torn also accepted); Styrofoam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap; alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt only) and rechargeable batteries, as well as documents for destruction. There is a limit of 10 electronic items per resident. Christmas lights will not be accepted.

For a complete list of accepted items, see the flyer at www.mcdh.info or call Kristy Hecke, Solid Waste Manager at 815-334-4585.

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