Final recycling event and food drive for Ogle County residents only November 18 – Shaw Local

OREGON — The Ogle County Department of Solid Waste Management will host its final residential electronics recycling and paper shredding event and food drive of the year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, November 18 at the department Solid Waste Management, 909 Pines Road.

The recycling event is for Ogle County residents only. A free permit is required to participate. The permit will be accompanied by a list of items accepted for recycling. To obtain a permit, call 815-732-4020 or email

Items accepted for recycling include all home computers, hardware and cables, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, DVD players and VCRs, cable and satellite receivers, cell phones, tablets , laptops, video game equipment, televisions, computer monitors, radios, digital clocks, stereo equipment (no wooden speakers), shredders (no tubs), landline telephone systems, car stereos, GPS devices, fish finders, calculators, adders, iPods, MP3 players, emergency power supplies, rechargeable batteries, Christmas lights and extension cords, CFL bulbs and printer ink cartridges. Microwave ovens will be accepted at a cost of $5 per unit.

Items should be limited to seven large or bulky items per permit and one permit per household per month. Commercial or institutional electronic documents will not be accepted.

Items accepted for food collection include unexpired cans and jars, canned food, sealed toothpaste, soap, cleaning supplies, laundry products, and paper towels. All donations will be distributed to local food pantries in Ogle County.

For more information, call 815-732-4020.

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