News & Events


2024 Ogle County Residential Recycling Event Dates:

January 26th (Friday
) – Electronics
February 23rd (Friday) – Electronics
March 22nd (Friday) - Electronics
April 13th (Saturday) - Latex Paint, Paper Shredding & Aerosols
April 26th (Friday) - Electronics
May 18th (Saturday) - Electronics
June 28th (Friday) - Electronics
July 26th (Friday) - Electronics
August 10th (Saturday) - Oil, Filters, Antifreeze, Latex Paint & Aerosols
August 23rd (Friday) - Electronics
September 27th (Friday) - Electronics
October 19th (Saturday) - Electronics & Paper Shredding
November 15th (Friday) - Electronics
No December Events

Friday event hours
:        9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Saturday event hours:  8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Events for Ogle County residents only.  No businesses. 

Permits required in advance for electronics recycling events.
Please call 815-732-4020 or email: with name, address, phone number and email address to receive a free permit for the event.

Event dates and times are subject to change.

2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Plan was updated in October of 2021. A Citizen’s Advisory Committee was formed to provide public input into the process. The Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act requires each Illinois County to prepare, adopt and implement a 20-year municipal waste management plan. Under this law, the plans must also be updated and reviewed every five years.

The original Ogle County Solid Waste Plan was adopted in 1991. Three subsequent five year updates were completed in 1998, 2003, and 2015. The updated Solid Waste Management Plan for 2021 is available to be viewed or downloaded below, or printed copies are available from the Solid Waste Management Department.

The purpose of doing the solid waste management plan update was to review the recommendations and tasks in the existing plan, discuss various waste management options, consider suggestions from the advisory committee, and to propose new recommendations to the Ogle County Board for the 2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update.  These recommendations included plans for waste reduction, recycling, and final disposal of waste generated in Ogle County.

2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update
The 2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update is available for review at the link above.  The Ogle County Board approved this Plan Update in October of 2021. 
For more information about the Solid Waste Management Plan Update, visit our Resources Page.

Green Bags 
While supplies last, reusable shopping tote bags are available for sale at our office. 
$1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Stop by to purchase them.  20220304_11040020220304_110528

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications Disposal
Waste medicine such as expired or unneeded prescription and over the counter medications can be safely disposed at all of the local police and sheriff's departments at these locations:
Ogle County Sheriff's Department, 202 S. 1st St., Oregon
Police departments:
Byron, Mt. Morris, Forreston, Oregon, Polo, and Rochelle - during business hours
Waste Medicine/Sharps Disposal Page

Drop Box Location:
Outside the Ogle County Health Dept., 907 Pines Rd., Oregon (Drop-off 24/7)