Rochelle News-Leader | Home electronics recycling collection event is February 25

OREGON – The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will host a residential electronics recycling event on Friday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Annex Building at 909 Pines Road in Oregon.

A free permit is required in advance to attend this recycling event. Permits are limited and must be requested by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23. To obtain a permit, call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020 or email the department at [email protected] and provide your name, address, telephone number and email address. Permits are limited to one per household per month and allow up to seven large items to be brought in for recycling. A complete list of accepted items and other event information is included with the permit. This event may be cut short and/or canceled due to inclement weather or other issues beyond the control of the OCSWMD.

This event is for Ogle County Home Electronics. Accepted items include all types of televisions and computer monitors, computers, keyboards, electronic mice, all computer hardware and cables, laptops, tablets, cell phones, gaming equipment video, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, VCR/DVD players, cable and satellite boxes, all remote controls (please remove batteries), radios, stereo equipment, home phones, digital clocks , calculators, cameras, holiday lights, extension cords, computer backup units, rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs and printer ink cartridges. Microwave ovens are accepted for a fee of $5 per unit.

A complete list of accepted items and further instructions will be included with the issuance of the permit. Please call the OCSWMD at the number above, visit, or go to Facebook at Ogle County Solid Waste Management for more information. If you have commercial, institutional or government electronics items to recycle, please call the OCSWMD for information on the Commercial Electronics Recycling Program.