Electronic recycling event planned


OREGON — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be holding their monthly electronic recycling event on Friday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sharp at the County Annex Building at 909 Pines Road in Oregon.
The monthly events are held on the last Friday of the month, for Ogle County residents only, and are limited to household electronic items. If you have business generated electronics that you wish to recycle, call the OCSWMD at the number listed below for other options.
Items accepted at this event include all televisions, computer monitors, CPU’s, laptops, keyboards, electronic mice, computer speakers, printers, copiers, FAX machines, VCR/DVD players, satellite receivers, computer cables, stereo equipment, phone systems, digital clocks, cell phones, tablets, video game consoles, holiday light strands, extension cords, CFL bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and printer cartridges. Microwave ovens are accepted at a charge of $5 per unit. These and similar items are banned from Illinois landfills. Residents are limited to 10 items per collection event.
Items not accepted include appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, and dryers, dehumidifiers, lamps, fans, coffee makers, bread makers, fryers, toaster ovens, alkaline batteries, yard/power tools, exercise equipment, vacuum cleaners, electric razors and toothbrushes, electronics which have been scrapped and harvested for valuable parts, and boxes, Styrofoam, and other packaging from electronics.
Additional upcoming dates for electronics recycling include Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. -12 p.m., and Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information about this program call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020 or visit www.oglecounty.org.


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