OREGON – Once again in 2017, the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will partner with Dynamic Recycling, Inc. from La Crosse, Wis., to collect and recycle electronic items from Ogle County residents. The first collection for 2017 will be on Friday, Jan. 27.
Collections occur on the last Friday of each month at the County Annex Building at 909 W. Pines Road in Oregon, just west of IL Route 2. Collection times are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and county staff and volunteers will assist in unloading and sorting your electronics. There will be a brief survey taken, and proof of identification and address may be required to verify Ogle County residency.
Two Saturday electronics collection events have also been scheduled for 2017 at the same location. April 15th and Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., are the dates set for those who cannot make the Friday events.
Items accepted at these events include all televisions, DVD/VCR’s, all computer hardware, printers, FAX machines, copiers, computer monitors, laptops, tablets, cell phones, computer cables, video game hardware, satellite receivers, digital clocks/radios, stereo equipment, speakers, phone systems, calculators, holiday light strands, printer ink cartridges, CFL bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and microwave ovens ($5 per microwave oven).
Items that are not accepted include white goods (appliances), coffee pots, fryers/grills, light fixtures, fans, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, heaters, personal hygiene products (razors, hairdryers, etc.), power/yard tools, exercise equipment, smoke detectors, or cardboard, Styrofoam, and plastic packaging from electronic goods.
Dynamic Recycling, Inc. is an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency registered recycler of electronic waste and holds certifications from R2, ISO and other certifying entities to ensure safe, sustainable, and confidential refurbishing and recycling of electronic waste. All equipment received is sorted, shipped, and either refurbished or recycled into its’ respective commodities, and then these materials are used to make new products.
Under no circumstances should electronics or other waste be placed either into or beside the co-mingled household recycling container located at the Ogle County Farm Bureau parking lot, or at any other drop-off recycling bin located throughout Ogle County.
For a full list of accepted items visit www.oglecounty.org. If you have additional questions, or if you have business/institutional electronics to recycle, please call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020. Since this program is for Ogle County only, residents of other counties should contact their county or municipal government office to inquire about local recycling options.