Where to Recycle

The MCC Sustainability Center and the Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute publish the official McHenry County Green Guide annually. Full of new recycling and reusing information, it includes a Green Living section on where to buy green products locally and online. The Institute also provides education on related solid waste topics.


  • The Earth911 website has a free app, irecycle app iRecycle that includes nationwide recycling, green living information and Green Guide listings.
  • Household Hazardous Waste - See the Green Guide or call (815) 479-7765 for more information.
  • Good Stuff - Freecycling is a national movement to reduce garbage going into landfills and give new life to good used stuff. The site lists items people offer locally for free. Become a member at www.freecycle.org
  • For more information about recycling or for a text-only PDF of the Green Guide, call (815) 479-7765.
  • McHenry County Solid Waste Program