The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will again be conducting an electronics recycling drop-off event this Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ogle County annex building, 909 W. Pines Road, Oregon.
This event is for residential electronics from 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 not accepted 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 assist in the unloading of electronics. Information will be available on recycling, waste disposal, and reusable “green” shopping bags will be on sale for $1 per bag or 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.