Electronic Waste and Brush Recycling Programs
McHenry Township Road District Recycling Center
in the township employee parking lot at 3703 N. Richmond Road
2017 RECYCLING DATES
(on the third Saturday of the month April through November)
from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
April 15 May 20 June 17 July 15 August 19 October 21 November 18
What to do with PAINT!
Paint: Oil based paints need to go to Household Hazardous Waste collections. Latex paints in useable condition can be shared with school theater departments, churches, etc (try Freecycle.org to find it a new home) Algonquin Township Road District 847-639-2700 x6 and Lloyd’s Paint N Paper 815-459-1160 will take latex paint. Old latex paint can be dried out completely & disposed of in your regular trash. Empty, clean cans can then be recycled.
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Plastic Bags and Film
Can be recycled at many local retailers, like Jewel, CVS, and Walgreens. For more details ⇒
CFL Recycling at Home Depot Locations
“The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today expanded its long-term commitment to the environment and sustainability by launching a national in-store, consumer compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb recycling program at all 1,973 The Home Depot locations. This free service is the first such offering made so widely available by a retailer in the United States and offers customers additional options for making environmentally conscious decisions from purchase to disposal.” Read the press release .
Many Ace Hardware stores will also accept CFLs and rechargeable household batteries for recycling. Contact your local store.
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