OREGON – The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be conducting the monthly residential electronics recycling event on Friday, March 27.
The event is for Ogle County residents only and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 909 Pines Road in Oregon. Please bring a valid form of ID verifying Ogle County residency.
Items accepted include all residential televisions, computers, computer monitors, peripheral computer hardware, laptops, tablets, cell phones, UPS systems, printers, copiers, FAX machines, routers, video gaming equipment, DVD/ VCR players, satellite and cable boxes, remotes, stereo equipment, shredders, boom boxes, radios, digital clocks, phone systems, calculators, adding machines, holiday light strands, extension cords, rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs, and printer ink cartridges. Microwave ovens are accepted for a charge of $5 per unit.
There is a limit of 7 bulk items per vehicle. A crate or box filled with accepted materials counts as one bulk item. Items not accepted at these events include smoke detectors, heaters, fans, dehumidifiers, light fixtures, LED bulbs, alkaline batteries, personal hygiene equipment, power and yard tools, coffee pots, toasters, bread machines, slow cookers, and other kitchen appliances. Also not accepted are shredder tubs, wood encased speakers, and packaging from your electronics. Please remove electronics from boxes, Styrofoam, and plastic wrap.
If you have further questions, or have business electronics you wish to recycle, please call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020 or visit www.oglecounty.org.