Recycle your electronics in Oregon on Sept. 24

Ogle County residents only; permit needed

OREGON — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will be hosting its monthly residential electronics recycling event on Friday Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 909 Pines Road in Oregon.

This event is for Ogle County residents only and a free permit is required in advance of the event. To obtain a free permit call 815-732-4020 or email

Accepted items include all televisions and computer monitors, computers, computer hardware and cables, laptops, tablets, cell phones, printers, FAX machines, scanners, shredders (no tubs), copiers, video gaming equipment, DVD/VCR’s, cable/satellite boxes, stereo equipment, radios, digital clocks, cameras, calculators, phone systems, holiday light strands, extension cords, rechargeable batteries, printer ink cartridges, CD/DVD’s, and CFL bulbs.

Limit seven large or bulky items per permit and one permit per county household per month. Business or institutional electronic materials not accepted at these events.

For more information about this recycling event call the OCSWMD at the number above, visit, or on Facebook at Ogle County Solid Waste Management Dept.

Earleen Hinton

Earleen oversees production and content of 9 community weeklies and has worked for Shaw Newspapers since 1985.