Ogle and Lee Counties have hosted special electronics recycling events each year since 2000. When scheduled, these events will be posted here. Other information and options are linked below.
Ogle County Residential Electronics Recycling Program our last day this year is December 30th.
On the last Friday of each month the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will hold an electronics collection event at 909 W. Pines Road, Oregon from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The 2017 dates are:
April 22nd – Saturday
October 14th – Saturday
November 17th (week early – holiday)
Saturdays: April 22nd and October 14th 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 five dollar fee will be charged for each microwave oven brought in for recycling. Checks should be made payable to Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department.
For this program to be successful, please follow these instructions:
- Do not leave items outside of the building. Check in with the OCSWMD and someone from the department will assist you. No illegal dumping. 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 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. Go to their website for instructions, www.oglecounty.org. 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, Electronics Recycling Information PDF or contact the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020.
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