Ogle County holds electronics recycling event

Staff Report

On Friday, April 29, the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will be holding an electronics recycling drop-off event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ogle County annex building located at 909 W. Pines Road in Oregon.

This event is only for Ogle County residents. Items accepted include all televisions, computer hardware, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, shredders, computer cable, cell phones, laptops, tablets, DVD/VCR’s, stereo equipment, radios, phone systems, video game equipment, UPS devices, rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs, printer cartridges, and microwave ovens. There is a $5 charge for each microwave oven brought in for recycling. For a full list of electronics accepted for recycling visit oglecounty.org.

Items that are not accepted at the event include vacuum cleaners, appliances, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, coffee makers, fryers/grills, power tools, yard tools, fans, light fixtures, alkaline batteries, and packaging from your electronics, such as boxes, Styrofoam, and plastic packaging materials.

OCSWMD staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist in the unloading of electronics. Information will be available on recycling and waste disposal. Reusable “green” shopping bags will be on sale for $1 per bag of 6 for $5.

This event is open to Ogle County residents only. Residents of other counties, businesses who wish to recycle electronics, or volunteers, should contact the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020 for more information.

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