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Defenders’ recycling drive set for Woodstock site

WOODSTOCK – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection for fluorescent tubes, Styrofoam, electronics and batteries from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Farm Bureau parking lot, 1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock.

The recycling drive accepts household batteries, car batteries, lithium and button batteries. The Defenders also collect fluorescent tubes, clean Styrofoam, VHS and cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, packing peanuts and reusable, unpopped bubble wrap.

A donation is requested for fluorescent bulbs and batteries that are brought in to offset the costs involved in processing these items.

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

The 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.

For information about the recycling schedule, and types of materials accepted at each location or to access the Green Guide recycling directory, visit the Defenders’ website at www.mcdef.org/recycling_information.htm; call 815-338-0393; or visit facebook.com/EnvironmentalDefenders.

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