Recycle old electronics on Sept. 29

Volunteers unload a very large big screen television during the electronics recycling event conducted by the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department on Friday, June 23. The residential recycling program is for Ogle County residents only and requires a free permit before dropping items off.

OREGON – If you’ve been wanting to get rid of that old TV or microwave, mark Friday, Sept. 29 on your ‘things to do calendar’.

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) is hosting its monthly residential electronics recycling event 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 and provide your name, address, phone number and email address by 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 28th.

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 of 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 the recycling event call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020, or visit

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