Drop Off Sites


These recycling stations are provided for you by the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department. They are intended for the use of Ogle County residents who either do not have recycling service available in their area or wish to recycle a wider variety of materials than is accepted by the curbside recycling service.

For more information, please contact the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department, 909  Pines Road, Oregon, 732-4020.


  1. Forreston:  South Ash Street, 1/2 block south of Main Street (IL Rt. 72), two blocks east of IL Rt. 26 (near Public Works Department).
  2. Monroe Center:  Mulford Road and the railroad crossing, north side. Take IL Rt. 72 to Mulford Road, go south 3-1/2 blocks, turn west along railroad.
  3. Oregon:  Ogle County Farm Bureau parking lot (421 W. Pines Road). Take IL Rt. 2 south to Pines Road, west. Go about 1/2 mile, Farm Bureau is on the south side.
  4. Rochelle:  North Caron Road, one block south of 7th Avenue, or 3/4 mile south of Route 38.  **NEW LOCATION**
  5. Byron:  Byron Forest Preserve, Stone Quarry parking lot, 6845 N. German Church Road. Open day-light hours only.
  6. Davis Junction:  Located at the Orchard Hills Landfill, 8290 Highway 251, Davis Junction, Illinois.  *The Orchard Hills Landfill Recycling Site service is provided by Veolia Orchard Hills Landfill.
  7. Polo:  Located at the corner of Franklin and Locust Streets, north of Olsen’s Grain Elevator. *The Polo Recycling Site service is being provided by Moring Disposal, Inc. Use of the parking lot is being provided by Buffalo Township. The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department is providing the sign and promotion of this program.                                                                                                     


Ogle County Residential Drop-Off Recycling Instructions

Please follow these instructions!  If in doubt, leave it out.  Flatten all boxes, jugs and containers.
Items to be Recycled Accepted

Not Accepted – Dispose

 Newspapers Clean Newspapers, all ads & inserts. Plastic bags or string, wet, moldy or dirty  newspapers.
 Other Paper Magazines, junk mail, catalogs, phone books, office paper, flattened chipboard (cereal, shoe & pasta boxes), paper grocery bags, flattened corrugated cardboard, beer/soda boxes, paper milk and juice cartons, post it notes, tissue boxes, books, gift wrap, construction paper, yellow cardboard. Shredded paper, tissues, napkins, waxed paper or waxed cardboard, fast-food wrap, pizza boxes, plastic lined paper dog or cat food bags, or wood.
  Plastic Containers Marked #1-#7 (excluding #6), empty soft drink, milk, laundry, bleach jugs, shampoo & household cleaner bottles, yogurt containers, margarine tubs, etc.  Flatten bottles & jugs and replace caps to save space. Containers with no #s on bottom.Styrofoam (cups, peanuts, rigid packing materials, etc.), toys, plastic bags, plastic silverware, hangers, buckets, laundry baskets, items that contained hazardous materials.
  Aluminum &
Flattened empty aluminum & steel food & beverage cans & lids, aluminum foil & pie plates, baking pans & tins, paint cans that have no paint residue. Scrap metal, cleaning fluid & poison containers, wires, hangers, toys, silverware, containers from petroleum based household solvents & pesticides,
paint cans with liquid or dry paint residue, aerosol cans.  No Electronics!
  Glass Glass food & beverage containers.
All colors of bottles & jars, emptied, rinsed.
All other glass including window glass, light bulbs, mirrors, Pyrex, ceramic, porcelain drinking glasses, dishes, tableware, broken glass.
No dumping of refuse, landscape waste, hazardous waste, tires, appliances, toys, clothing, or other waste!
Residential recycling only
Not for residents who have curbside recycling
Business use prohibited
 For more information call Ogle County Solid Waste Management 815-732-4020


Recycling Do’s and Don’ts:  Recycling Guide Homewood Disposal Service


                          IS RECYCLING ENOUGH?                          

We must now take the next step!

Recycling material instead of throwing it out is only half of the job. We must now look to buying recycled products. By helping create a market for recycled products, we ensure that recycling works! A package label will usually identify whether the product or packaging material is made of recycled materials. Read the labels!