Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Algonquin Wins McHenry County Green Award
The Village partnered with Waste Management and Vintage Tech Recyclers for the one-day recycling event. Waste Management provided containers for recyclables including plastics, metals, wood, and cardboard, collecting approximately 16,500 pounds of recyclable material. Vintage Tech Recyclers collected approximately 18,000 pounds of electronic waste which will be recycled. Additionally, a truckload of usable items, including clothes, toys, housewares, etc., was collected and donated to Purple Heart at the event.
In fact, the event went over so well last year the Village of Algonquin's planning to do it again this year in October.
In the pic: Appropriately, McHenry County's Green Award plaque's made from recycled wood.