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Job Announcement:

Solid Waste Management Specialist

Diverse full time position for environmentally concerned individual to work in solid waste management and compliance.  Requires a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences or related field and two or more years related work experience.    See full job description.

Starting Salary Range:  $38,000 – $45,000, depending on education, background, and experience.

35 hour work week
Heath & Dental Insurance
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
Optional Deferred Compensation Plan
Holidays, personal days & sick leave; one week (5 day) vacation years 1-2 of employment

To apply, send letter & resume by June 3rd, 2022 to:

Paul Cooney, Director
Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department
909 Pines Rd, Oregon, IL  61061

or by email to:

2022 Ogle County Residential

Recycling Event Dates:

January 28th (Friday) - Electronics
February 25th (Friday) - Electronics
March 25th (Friday) - Electronics
April 9th (Saturday) - Latex Paint, Paper Shredding & Aerosols
April 29th (Friday) - Electronics
May 21st (Saturday) – Electronics, 8am to 2pm
June 24th (Friday) - Electronics
July 29th (Friday) - Electronics
August 13th (Saturday) - Oil, Filters, Antifreeze, Latex Paint & Aerosols
August 26th (Friday) - Electronics
September 30th (Friday) - Electronics
October 15th (Saturday) – Electronics & Paper Shredding
October 28th (Friday) - Electronics
November 18th (Friday) - Electronics
No December Events

Friday event hours:        9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Saturday event hours:  8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Events for Ogle County residents only.  No businesses. 
Permits required in advance for electronics recycling events.
Event dates subject to change

2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Plan was updated in October of 2021. A Citizen’s Advisory Committee was formed to provide public input into the process. The Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act requires each Illinois County to prepare, adopt and implement a 20-year municipal waste management plan. Under this law, the plans must also be updated and reviewed every five years.

The original Ogle County Solid Waste Plan was adopted in 1991. Three subsequent five year updates were completed in 1998, 2003, and 2015. The updated Solid Waste Management Plan for 2021 is available to be viewed or downloaded below, or printed copies are available from the Solid Waste Management Department.

The purpose of doing the solid waste management plan update was to review the recommendations and tasks in the existing plan, discuss various waste management options, consider suggestions from the advisory committee, and to propose new recommendations to the Ogle County Board for the 2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update.  These recommendations included plans for waste reduction, recycling, and final disposal of waste generated in Ogle County.

2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update
The 2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update is available for review at the link above.  The Ogle County Board approved this Plan Update in October of 2021. 
For more information about the Solid Waste Management Plan Update, visit our Resources Page.

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Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications Disposal
Waste medicine such as expired or unneeded prescription and over the counter medications can be safely disposed at all of the local police and sheriff's departments at these locations:

Ogle County Sheriff's Department, 202 S. 1st St., Oregon - open 24/7
Police departments:
Byron, Mt. Morris, Forreston, Oregon, Polo, and Rochelle - during business hours
Waste Medicine/Sharps Disposal Page



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