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McHenry County 2021 Green Guide

Wondering where to recycle some of those items you’ve found in your annual spring cleaning? The 2021 McHenry County Green Guide, now available online, features the latest information on recycling household waste, appliances, electronics, paint, motor oil, light bulbs, batteries, hazardous waste, and medications.

New in the 15th edition of the publication is information on reducing the use of single-use plastics (including packing material and take-out containers), answers to commonly asked questions about hard-to-recycle items, and an updated list of countywide recycling drives (including a household hazardous waste collection event happening in June).

“With more people ordering their items online and to-go this year, we’ve unfortunately seen an increase in single-use plastics,” said Kim Hankins, director of the Sustainability Center at McHenry County College (MCC). “Fortunately, there are a variety of resources that exist to help consumers choose more sustainable options and avoid these hard-to-recycle items. The more we can inform people of ways to conveniently reduce, reuse, and recycle, the more effective we can be in reducing our environmental impact.”

2021 Green Guide Highlights:

  • County-wide residential electronic collection events information
  • County-wide household hazardous waste collection event details
  • New Section – what to do with the very hard to recycle items
  • Recycling tips on PPE, take out containers, and delivery packaging

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