OREGON — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be holding their monthly electronic recycling event on Friday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sharp at the County Annex Building at 909 Pines Rd. 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 OCSWMD at 815-732-4020 for other options. Business or educational institution electronics are not accepted at this event.
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 large items (televisions, computer towers, printers) per collection event.
Items not accepted include appliances, 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.