OREGON — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will conduct the monthly electronics recycling drop-off event on Friday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please note that in extreme weather conditions these events will be either shortened or cancelled. It is advised that users of these events call the OCSWMD prior to departure if weather conditions may be an issue.
The collection occurs at the Ogle County Annex Building, 909 Pines Road in Oregon, just west of Illinois Route 2. County staff and volunteers will assist in unloading and sorting your electronics. A brief survey will be taken and proof of Ogle County residency is required (drivers’ license, voter ID card, recent utility bill, etc.) Please have identification available for survey.
Items accepted at these events include all residential televisions, DVD/VCRs, all computer hardware, desktop printers, FAX machines, copiers, computer monitors, laptops, tablets, cell phones, computer cables, video game hardware, satellite receivers, digital clocks/radios, stereo equipment, phone systems, calculators, holiday light strands, printer ink cartridges, CFL bulbs, rechargeable batteries, shredders (no plastic tubs), and microwave ovens ($5 per microwave oven). There is a limit of 7 large items (TVs, monitors, computers, microwaves) per vehicle per month.
Items that are not accepted include white goods (appliances), coffee makers, fryers/grills, blenders, bread makers, light fixtures, fans, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, heaters, personal hygiene products (razors, hairdryers, etc.), power/yard tools, exercise equipment, smoke detectors, wooden stereo speakers, large copy machines, business electronics, scrapped or de-manufactured electronics, or Styrofoam, and other packaging materials from electronic goods.
For a full list of accepted items visit www.oglecounty.org. Additional questions may be addressed by calling 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.