Ogle residents can recycle electronics on March 31

Apply for free permit before 4 p.m. on March 30

Workers carry electronic items from the back of a truck during a residential electronic recycling event offered by Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department in Oregon. Ogle County residents must pre-register by March 30 for the free collection event scheduled for Friday, March 31.

OREGON — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will host a residential electronics recycling event on Friday, March 31, 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 solidwaste@oglecountyil.gov and provide your name, address, phone number and email address by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 30.

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. Microwave ovens accepted for $5 per unit. Cash or check accepted.

There is a 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. Business or institutional electronics are accepted by the OCSWMD via a separate program. Call the number above for more information and pricing for business electronic recycling, and to make an appointment for drop off of the materials to be recycled.

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

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