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Electronics recycling set for May 26

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will hold its monthly electronic recycling event on Friday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Annex Building, 909 Pines Rd., Oregon.

The monthly events are held the last Friday of the month and are for Ogle County residents only.

These collections are limited to residential electronic items only.

For business generated electronics recycling call the OCSWMD at the number listed below for other options.

Items accepted at this event include all televisions, computer monitors, CPUs, laptops, keyboards, electronic mice, computer speakers, printers, copiers, FAX machines, VCR and DVD players, satellite receivers, computer cables, stereo equipment, phone systems, digital clocks, cell phones, tablets, video game consoles, holiday light strands, extension cords, CFL bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and printer cartridges.

Microwave ovens are accepted at a charge of $5 per unit. These and similar items are banned from Illinois landfills.

Items not accepted include appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, and dryers, dehumidifiers, lights, fans, coffee makers, bread makers, fryers, toaster ovens, alkaline batteries, yard and power tools, smoke detectors, exercise equipment, electric razors and toothbrushes, electronics which have been scrapped and harvested for valuable parts, and boxes, Styrofoam, and other packaging from electronics.

For more information call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020 or visit www.oglecounty.org.

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