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Electronics to be recycled

Lee, Ogle counties combine for 7-hour event Saturday

Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

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. Saturday.

Collection will be at the northeast parking lot of Raynor Garage, 894 Shop Road. Those attending should enter at East River Road (state Route 2) and Shop Road by the Dixon Moose Lodge.

Items being accepted at the collection include 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.  

A $10 fee will be charged for microwave ovens, but all other residential items listed above will be taken at no cost to consumers. Televisions with broken or exposed tubes will not be accepted.

Other items to be recycled Saturday are aluminum cans, electric motors, electric wire, prescription bottles, and rechargeable batteries (no alkaline). Medications and labels must be removed from prescription bottles.

Call 815-288-1602 for more information.

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