Electronics Recycling

Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will hold an electronics collection events at 909 Pines Road, Oregon, from 9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m, on the following dates for 2018. 
Please note, the collection days may not necessarily be on the last Friday of the month..  
2018 Dates:

January 26th
February 23rd
March 23rd
April 14th – Saturday
April 27th
June 1st
June 29th
July 27th
August 24th
September 28th
September 15th – Saturday
October 26th
November 30th
No December collection event in 2018

Saturdays:  April 14th and September 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Items accepted are as follows: adding machines, answering machines, cameras, camcorders, CD’s/ DVD’s, CD players, CD Rom drives, calculators, cellphones,CFL’s, computer cables, desktop computers, laptops, monitors, copy machines, digital clocks,  disk players, DVD players, electric typewriters, electronic mice, fax machines, floppy disk drives, ink cartridges, joysticks, keyboards, microwaves, modems, MP3 players, pagers, PDA’s, printers, projectors, radios, rechargeable batteries, remote controls, scanners, servers, shredders, stereo equipment, tape drives, telephones, televisions, toner cartridges, VCR’s, video cassette players, video game consoles, zip drives.

A $5.00 fee will be charged for each microwave oven brought in for recycling.  Cash or checks made payable to the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD).

For this program to be successful, please follow these instructions:

  • Do not leave items outside of the building. The area is under surveillance and violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
  • Bring electronics only at specified dates and times.
  • Only residential electronics from Ogle County residents will be accepted.  No business electronics allowed.  Businesses may contact OCSWMD at 815 732-4020 for other options.
  • Large volumes of dismantled or demanufactured electronics will not be accepted, per discretion of OCSWMD staff.
  • Remove any personal information on your hard drive to protect your privacy.

The OCSWMD recommends residents clean or “wipe” the hard drive in computers and other memory devices being recycled to protect privacy and data.  See link “Donating Computers and Protecting Your Privacy” below.  It is the duty of the user of the recycling program to ensure data erasure.  Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department and Dynamic Recycling will be working together in recycling electronics.  Dynamic Recycling is recognized by the Illinois EPA as an authorized collector, recycler, and re-furbisher of electronic waste in Illinois and is R2 and ISO 14001 certified.

For information or other options contact the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020.

Residential Electronics Recycling Program Brochure 2018


Donating and Recycling Computers:

If you have a working computer, you may want to consider donating it to a local school, church, or other charitable organization.  Before you donate or recycle a computer or other device with a memory drive, please clean any personal data from the device.   For more information click here:  Donating Computers and Protecting Your Privacy.  For more information on donating visit the USEPA website: www.epa.gov/plugin