OREGON – An electronic recycling collection will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 the Ogle County Farm Bureau parking lot, 421 W. Pines Road.
The sponsors are the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department and the Lee County Office of Solid Waste Management. Materials collected will be processed and recycled by Secure Recycling Services in Dixon.
Business and institutional electronics will not be accepted.
Acceptable items for recycling, at no charge, are residential electronic answering machines, calculators, cameras, cell phones, CD-ROM drives, computers, cables, cable receivers, copy machines, credit card machines, digital converter boxes, digital music players, CDs, and DVDs.
Electric motors and wire, fax machines, floppy disk drives, keyboards, laptops, modems, monitors, mice, pagers, phone systems, printers, postage machines, and power tools also will be accepted.
Other items include projection TVs, projectors, rechargeable batteries (no alkaline), scanners, servers, shredders, software, stereo equipment, tablets, iPads, tape drives, tape recorders, telephones, typewriters, TVs, VCR, DVD players, video, audio tapes, video cameras, video game players, and satellite receivers.
Microwave ovens will be recycled for $10. TVs with broken glass tubes will not be accepted.
As of January 2012, Illinois residents and businesses are banned from disposing of computers and other electronics with the regular garbage collection service. Instead, these devices must be taken to a registered recycler.
This law keeps toxins and reusable materials out of landfills while conserving natural resources and creating jobs in the recycling industry.
Secure Recycling Services is a registered processor of electronic waste in Illinois.
It refurbishes or recycles the materials in a secure and environmentally-responsible manner.
The company recently acquired an independent R2 Certification (Responsible Recycling) to verify its recycling procedures.
The use of the site will be provided by the Richter Family Trust.
For more information on the collection, or other options to recycle business items, contact the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department at www.oglecounty.org or 815-732-4020 or the Lee County Office of Solid Waste Management at 815-857-4141, or Secure Recycling Services at 815-288-1602.