County to hold electronic recycling event


OREGON – The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will hold the first monthly electronic recycling event for 2019 on Friday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Annex Building located at 909 Pines Road in Oregon.
Identification is requested for event participation. Acceptable forms of identification include a drivers’ license, property tax bill, or recent utility bill showing address.
Items accepted at this event include all televisions, all computer monitors, computer towers, laptop computers, printers, FAX machines, copiers, cell phones, tablets, DVD/ VCR players, video game consoles, keyboards, electronic mice, computer cables, computer speakers, routers, servers, mainframes, UPS back-up units, stereo equipment, radios, digital clocks, holiday light strands, extension cords, landline phones and answering machines, calculators, rechargeable batteries, printer ink cartridges, and CFL bulbs. Microwave ovens are accepted at a charge of $5 per unit.
There is a limit of seven large or bulky items per vehicle. Crates or tubs filled with wires and small, mixed items are considered to be one item.
Not accepted
Items not accepted include all wooden stereo speakers, smoke detectors, coffee pots, bread makers, toasters, toaster ovens, vacuum cleaners, heaters, fans, lamps, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, power tools, personal hygiene equipment, yard tools, flashlights, exercise equipment, motors, sump pumps, alkaline batteries, household appliances, and packaging (boxes, Styrofoam, and plastic wrap) from electronics.
Items which have been disassembled and scavenged over will not be accepted. Please review the list of accepted items and bring only these items to the event. Doing so results in a more efficient wait time for all event users.
This event is for Ogle County residents only and is for residential electronic items. If you live outside of Ogle County, or if you have business or institutional electronic items you wish to recycle, please call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020 or visit www.oglecounty.org for more information about electronic recycling.

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