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Residential electronics recycling

Published: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Lee and Ogle County Solid Waste Management and Secure Recycling Services will have a residential electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2.

The event will be at the northeast parking lot of Raynor Garage at 894 Shop Road. Enter at East River Street (state Route 2) and Shop Road by the Dixon Moose Lodge.  

The following electronic items will be taken at this collection: answering machines, calculators, cameras, cellphones, CD ROM drives, computers, cables, cable receivers, copy machines, credit card machines, digital converter boxes, digital music players, CDs and DVDs, fax machines, floppy disk drives, keyboards, laptops, modems, monitors, mice (electronic), pagers, phone systems, printers, postage machines, power tools, projection TVs, projectors, scanners, servers, shredders, software, stereo equipment, tablets, ipads, tape drivers, tape recorders, telephones, typewriters, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, video/audio tapes, video cameras, video game players, and satellite receivers.  

There will be a $10 fee charged for microwaves, but all other residential items listed above will be taken at no cost to the consumers.

Televisions with broken or exposed tubes will not be accepted.

Other non-electronic items that will be recycled include: aluminum cans, electric motors, electric wire, prescription bottles and rechargeable batteries (no alkaline).

Medications and labels must be removed from prescription bottles.

For more information on this collection event or other recycling services, call 815-288-1602.

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