Electronic recycling event set for June 28


OREGON — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be holding its monthly electronic recycling event on Friday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sharp at the County Annex Building at 909 Pines Road in Oregon.
The monthly events are for household electronic items from Ogle County residents only, and identification will be requested. If you have business generated electronics that you wish to recycle, call the OCSWMD at the number listed below for other options. Business or educational institution electronics are not accepted at this event.
Acceptable items
Items accepted at this event include all residential 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 seven large items (televisions, computer towers, printers) per collection event. A box or crate filled with smaller items is considered as one large item.
Unacceptable items
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, smoke detectors, electronics which have been scrapped and harvested for valuable parts, and boxes, Styrofoam, and other packaging from electronics.  
If you have questions or need additional information, please call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020 or visit www.oglecounty.org.

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