Defenders Host Recycling Drive on Saturday in Woodstock

Recycling drive accepts fluorescent tubes, electronics, Styrofoam and more


WOODSTOCK -The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Farm Bureau parking lot, 1102 McConnell Rd., Woodstock.

The Defenders organization continues to collect certain items not typically accepted by municipal curbside garbage removal services. The group also collects items harmful to the environment if disposited in a landfill, according to a Defenders press release.

Items accepted at this Saturday's recycling drive include flourescent tubes, Styrofoam, and electronics.

The Defenders accept household batteries, car batteries, lithium and button batteries, VHS and cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, packing peanuts and re-usable, unpopped bubble wrap.

A donation is requested for fluorescent bulbs and batteries brought in to offset the costs involved in processing these items, the press release stated.

Electronics, such as computers, phones, printers, clean microwaves, and electronic toys, are accepted. TVs and computer monitors are accepted for a donation of $10 to $35.

The Environmental Defenders hold a recycling drive on the second Saturday of each month, alternating between McHenry in odd-numbered months and Woodstock in even-numbered months. 

People may drive up and drop off their recyclables with Defenders’ volunteers, who help to unload and sort the materials.

For more information about the recycling schedule and types of materials accepted at each location, or to access the Green Guide recycling directory distributed annually by the Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute at MCC, visit the Defenders:


The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.

The group provides the community with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation.

Donations are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.  For more information, visit www.mcdef.org or call 815-338-0393.


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