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McHenry County to host recycling event

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Submitted by McHenry County Department of Health

Think before you throw household items in the trash. McHenry County Department of Health will host the 2014 McHenry County Residential Electronics & Recycling Extravaganza from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the McHenry County Administration Building, north parking lot, 667 Ware Road in Woodstock.

This event is to collect and recycle residential electronics and a variety of other recyclable materials for residents.

Holiday lights will not be accepted at this event. Accepted items include: residential electronics; televisions, computers, VCRs, video game consoles, printers; latex paint (recycling fees apply); fluorescent lamps and CFLs; documents for destruction; clean clothing (slightly stained or torn accepted); eyeglasses; Styrofoam, packing peanuts and Bubble Wrap; alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt only), rechargeable batteries (11 pounds or less) and lead-acid batteries.

Some items will have recycling fees, including: fluorescent lamps and CFLs range from 50 cents to $2.50; latex paint: $1.50 per quart, $2.50 per gallon and $8 per five-gallon pail. Latex paint must be in sealed, leakproof containers.

Smaller containers of latex paint should be combined into larger containers prior to drop off. No other types of paint or household hazardous waste will be accepted.

For a detailed list of accepted items, contact Kristy Hecke at (815) 334-4585 or