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MCDH: 2020 Residential Electronic Recycling Event (Huntley)

September 19, 2020 @ 4:00 am 7:00 am

McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH), Elgin Recycling, The Environmental
Defenders of McHenry County and Paper Tiger Shredding are partnering to provide recycling
opportunities throughout the county in 2020.

The third of four recycling events will be held 9 a.m. to noon on September 19th at Grafton Township Road District, 10109 Vine St in Huntley

“Because of COVID-19, we are asking anyone who attends to place their items to be recycled in their
vehicle’s trunk and to remain in their vehicle while at the event to help maintain social distancing,” said
Solid Waste Manager Kelli Boeckmann. Masks will be required.

The following electronic devices will be accepted:
Televisions and Computer Monitors (fee applies)
Computers (desktop, laptop, netbook, notebook, tablet), Keyboards, and Mice
Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Small Scale Servers
DVD Players, DVD Recorders, VCRs
Video Game Consoles
Electronic Keyboard and Portable Digital Music Players
Digital Converter Boxes, Cable and Satellite Receivers

Fees apply to recycle TVs and computer monitors ($15 for any size LCD monitor; $25 for all other units
(flat screen and CRT) 20 inches or smaller; $35 for all other units (flat screen and CRT) 21 inches or
longer). Elgin Recycling will accept credit cards or cash onsite. Masks must be worn to allow for payment
transactions to occur. For additional items accepted but not listed, visit Elgin Recycling at or contact them by telephone at 847-741-4100.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will be collecting fluorescent tubes for a cost of $0.50
to $1 each; clean Styrofoam; packing peanuts; reusable bubble wrap and cloth items (clothing, linens,
rags, and shoes tied together by the laces).

Paper Tiger Document Solutions will provide a document shredding truck to securely shred paper
documents onsite, free of charge. Shredding will only be available until the truck is full. Documents must
be removed from 3-ring binders or binder clips prior to the event. Paper clips and staples are okay.

2020 recycling events:
July 25

Milky Way Park, Route 173 and Lawrence Road, Harvard
9 a.m. to noon

August 29
McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Rd, Woodstock
9 a.m. to noon

September 19
Grafton Township Road District, 10109 Vine St, Huntley
9 a.m. to noon

October 3
McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Route 14, Crystal Lake
9 a.m. to noon

For more information about the recycling events, please visit