County electronic recycling day set for Sept. 25


OREGON – Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) announces that the next Residential Electronics Recycling event will be held on Friday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Annex Building, 909 Pines Road in Oregon.  

The parking lot will open at 9 a.m. for residential electronic recycling. OCSWMD asks that residents do not arrive prior to 9 a.m. and free permits are required in advance to participate.

The Aug. 28 event was the first residential electronics recycling event for which free permits were required. Over 110 residents acquired permits and were able to quickly and easily drop off their electronic items for recycling.

To register for the Sept. 25 event please call or email the OCSWMD before noon on Sept. 23 to request a free Electronics Recycling Permit. Information needed: your name, address, town, email, and phone number. Requests received after this time or when the permit limit has been filled, will have the option to be registered for the next monthly event. 

A permit will be emailed or sent by mail to each approved household. Permits are limited to one residential address per month, and are valid for one specific event. Registration will be limited to Ogle County residents only, and addresses and identification will be verified.  

Participants must show their permit and identification with proof of Ogle County residency when they arrive at the event.  This event is for electronic items from Ogle County residents only; residents of other Illinois counties should check with their local government or electronic retailers for electronic recycling options where they reside.  People without a valid permit will be denied service.  Permits will not be available the day of the recycling event.

The Illinois Consumer Electronics Recycling Act limits the number of electronic items accepted up to seven, however, the OCSWMD will only allow up to five (5) items to be brought in for recycling.  Accepted electronic items which are counted each as one (1) item include all televisions, computer monitors, computer towers, laptop computers, printers, FAX machines, scanners, electric typewriters, DVD/VCR players, cable or satellite receivers, stereo equipment, video game consoles, and microwave ovens, which are $5 per microwave.

Smaller items such as computer cables, e-mice, keyboards, tablets, cell phones, home phones, calculators, digital clocks, rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs and printer cartridges may be bulked together and will count as one (1) item in the total of five accepted items.  Please check with the OCSWMD to verify what items are accepted and what is not accepted if you are unsure.

Please call 815-732-4020 or email the OCSWMD at [email protected] to register for the Sept.25 event, or future electronics recycling events, and check the county website at www.oglecounty.org or Facebook at Ogle County Solid Waste Management Dept. for more information about this recycling program. 

Volunteers are always welcome, contact the OCSWMD for more information.

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