2021 Recycling drives

The Environmental Defenders is excited to announce that in 2021 we will once again be joining the McHenry County Department of Health at their four one-day recycling events to collect Styrofoam, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, and clothing and textiles.  Please see the information below for more details:

Special paper shredding event scheduled for July 10!

Post Date: 07/03/2021 11:24 AM

The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) has scheduled an additional date for a free document shredding event.

The additional event will be held from 9 – 11:30 a.m., or until the shred truck reaches capacity, on Saturday, July 10, at the McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road in Woodstock. This event is open to McHenry County residents only. No businesses will be accepted, and there is a four banker box limit per vehicle.

Paper Tiger Document Solutions will provide the onsite secure document shredding.  Documents are shredded onsite in the shred truck. 

Remember these important tips for quick shredding: 

  • The shredder can only take paper. No CDs or thumb drives.
  • Staples and paper clips are OK.
  • Binder clips, three-ring binders and the like need to be removed prior to shredding before arriving to the event.
  • Participants will need to take back any bags or boxes.

This is a document shredding event only. No other types of waste will be accepted. Additional electronics, battery, textile, Styrofoam events are scheduled for September 11 and October 16.

For additional information, please visit https://bit.ly/MCDHsolidwaste or contact Kelli Boeckmann, MCDH Solid Waste Manager, at (815) 334-4585.

Upcoming Recycling Drives

Saturday September 11th 2021 – 9am – noon, Woodstock North High School

Saturday October 16th 2021 – 9am – noon, Location TBD

Paper Tiger Paper Shredding will be present at all four events.
We will require a donation of $.50 for each 4-ft. tube and bulb and $1.00 for each tube exceeding 4 feet. 

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