Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department

Educational Library

The materials listed here are available for loan at no charge from the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (815 732-4020) 909 W. Pines Road, Oregon, IL 61061. Please call to reserve your choice of videos, books, music, landfill model, worm bin, and/or educational curriculum. Also available are items to give away to students, etc., please see “Handouts for Classrooms,” listed near the end.

Instrucciones De Reciclaje

Resource Library – PDF

Ogle County Waste Disposal & Recycling “Green Guide”

Quarterly “Green Guide” in pdf:
October 2017


More Resources:

Worm Bin

An aerated container with red worms and bedding. The red worms recycle nutrients from organic materials to make fertile soil. Portable; 17″ long, 14″ wide and 13″ high. To be used with video “Wormania,” “Recycling with Worms”, and books, “Worms Eat My Garbage,” and “Worms Eat Our Garbage.” Students can feed food scraps to the worms (list included of what foods are acceptable). Worm Digest, “Worms Deepening Our Connection to Food and Soil,” volumes 1 through 24. Lots of information concerning vermi-composting.

Other Resources

2015 SW Plan Update 

2003 Solid Waste Plan

2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report