Paint recycling, paper shredding event set in Oregon


OREGON — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be conducting a residential latex paint and paper shred recycling event on Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at 909 Pines Road in Oregon.
Use this opportunity to clean out those storage closets and shelves in the garage by having your unwanted latex paint recycled and confidential documents properly shredded and recycled into new paper products.
A limit of 10 latex paint containers will be accepted per vehicle. Latex paint should be liquid and in original containers, preferably with labels. Liquid paint only, no dried out or hardened paint accepted.
The cost per container is as follows: $1 for a gallon container, $5 for a 5 gallon container, and quart sized containers are $1 minimum for 1-2 cans, $2 for 3-4 cans, etc. The rest of the latex paint recycling fees will be subsidized by the OCSWMD. Collected latex paint will be recycled and blended into usable paint, then distributed to groups such as Habitat for Humanity.
No spray paint cans, oil based paints, stains, varnishes, paint thinners, vehicle paints, business or commercial generated paints will be accepted at this event.
Document shredding will begin at 9 a.m. and go until 12 p.m. Please limit three boxes of confidential documents per vehicle. The documents will be shredded on site. Please do not bring newspaper, magazines, or catalogs for shredding. There is no cost for the paper shred event.
If you have further questions about this event, please call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020, go to our website at www.oglecounty.org or visit Facebook at Ogle County Solid Waste Management Dept.

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