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recycling icon Recycling

Got foam? Collection sites for recycling polystyrene:  Village of Algonquin Public Works at 110 Meyer Dr., City of Woodstock Public Works at 326 Washington St., and Algonquin Township Highway Department at 3702 Route 14, Crystal Lake.  Help reduce our intake by shopping local – reduce packaging!



volunteer icon  Volunteer Opportunities for EVERYONE.
  • The Green Spot & The Green Read book stores
  • Recycling drives
  • County Fair
  • Big Fall Book Sale
  • Garage Sales


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Support The Environmental Defenders through workplace giving! For more information on how you can contribute call us at 815-338-0393.

One of the easiest ways to donate to The Environmental Defenders is by contributing to EarthShare in your workplace charity campaign.

Our Mission

“In order to protect all living things, the Environmental Defenders is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the natural environment in McHenry County.  As a citizen organization, we are committed to building sound ecological relationships between people and the natural world that supports all life.”  Founded in 1970.

Please join us.