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posted: 8/4/2017 6:06 PM

Environmental Defenders to hold recycling drive Aug. 12

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Submitted by Environmental Defenders of McHenry County

On Saturday, Aug. 12, the Environmental Defenders will hold its next monthly drive from 9 a.m. to noon, or until truck is full, in the north parking lot of McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14 in Crystal Lake. For information on future drives, go to

Donations offset the costs of transportation and fees charged to Environmental Defenders of McHenry County by recyclers who separate materials and make them ready for future use. It is a local nonprofit, and receives no government funding to offer this service to the community.

Items accepted are:

• Electronics -- anything that plugs in or runs on batteries (Charge is 50 cents per pound but not exceeding a maximum of $40 for each TV or computer monitor);

• Fluorescent tubes, 50 cents to $1 each depending on size;

• Batteries (household, rechargeable, car, and button, 50 cents per pound;

• Cloth items -- clothing, linens, or just plain rags, clean and in a bag (bring shoes, tied together by their laces and placed in the bag);

• Clean Styrofoam -- all colors;

• Reusable Bubble Wrap;

• VHS and cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs and floppy disks.

Special electronics recycling drives also are scheduled for those who live in McHenry Township from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 21 and Nov. 18, at 3703 N. Richmond Road. Call (815) 385-3076 for more information or visit

Founded in 1970, The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.

The group provides the community with educational programs and volunteer action through committees, including waste reduction, transportation, water and natural resource protection, BYOBag, education, fundraising and membership.

Donations and membership are encouraged and are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

For information and benefits of membership, visit or Defenders or call (815) 338-0393, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.