County electronics recycling event is Nov. 19


OREGON — Ogle County’s final residential electronics recycling event of the year will take place on Friday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 909 Pines Rd. in Oregon.

This event is for Ogle County residents only and a free permit is required in advance of the event. Permits may be obtained by calling 815-732-4020 or via email at

Provide your name, address and phone number in your email, limit one permit per household.  Permits come with a full list of accepted items and other event information and instructions.

Items accepted at the electronic recycling event include all residential computers, computer hardware and cables, printers, FAX machines, copiers, scanners, DVD/VCR’s, cable and satellite receivers, cell phones, tablets, laptops, video gaming equipment, all televisions and computer monitors, radios, digital clocks, stereo equipment (no wooden speakers), shredders (no tubs), landline phone systems, car radios, GPS units, fish finders, calculators, adding machines, iPods, MP3 players, back-up power supply units, rechargeable batteries, holiday lights and extension cords, CFL bulbs, and printer ink cartridges. Microwave ovens are accepted for $5 per unit.

There will be a food drive conducted in association with the electronics recycling event. All items collected will be distributed to local food pantries in Ogle County. Items accepted include all canned and boxed in-date food items as well as home cleaning supplies and items such as toothpaste, soap, and other basic essentials. Be sure all items are sealed and not expired.

If you have additional questions about this residential electronics recycling event, the food drive or other questions about recycling, call the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department at 815-732-4020, visit or go to Facebook at Ogle County Solid Waste Management Dept.