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Paint Recycling Event


No-charge paint recycling event to take place on May 16, 17 and 18

McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is partnering with Greenwood Township Highway Department and Marengo Township Highway Department to provide a pre-registered no-charge residential paint collection event from May 16th through May 18th, 2018 at the following locations: 

Location: Marengo Township Highway Department 
                 4010 North Route 23 
                 Marengo, IL 60152 
When: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., May 16, 17 and 18 
To Register: 815-334- 4585 

Latex paint, latex/water based stains, oil based paint and oil based stains from McHenry County residential sources will be accepted at no charge. The Department cannot accept paint from businesses or commercial entities. All paint and stains must be in their original containers. No spray or aerosol paint products, varnish or water sealant products, solvents, chemicals, driveway sealer or roofing products will be accepted. No other types of recyclable materials or waste will be collected during this event.

All participants must be pre-registered as the capacity of the collection containers is limited. Interested residents must contact the Division of Environmental Health at 815-334-4585 to pre-register. Participants will need to provide the number and size of the paint containers to be recycled. MCDH may limit the number of containers to be recycled per individual and designate approximate drop off times to minimize traffic congestion. 

Unused paint and stain will be recycled into new paint, driveway seal coating or plastic. Emptied steel and plastic paint containers will also be recycled.  Please visit the Department’s website to view the event flyer or contact the Division of Environmental Health at 815-334-4585.