News & Events

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department will be closed for remodeling from December 22, 2021 through January 5, 2022.  The dates may be adjusted based on the contractor’s schedules and completion of the work.  Staff will be working from home during this period, but will be off on December 24th and the 31st for the holidays.  The best way to reach us is by email or by leaving a phone message at the following:  or 815-732-4020.  The staff will respond as soon as possible, and apologizes for the inconveniences this may cause.

2022 Recycling Events

January 28th (Friday) - Electronics
February 25th (Friday) - Electronics
March 25th (Friday) - Electronics
April 9th (Saturday) - Latex Paint, Paper Shredding & Aerosols
April 29th (Friday) - Electronics
May 21st (Saturday) – Electronics, 8am to 2pm
June 24th (Friday) - Electronics
July 29th (Friday) - Electronics
August 13th (Saturday) - Oil, Filters, Antifreeze, Latex Paint & Aerosols
August 26th (Friday) - Electronics
September 30th (Friday) - Electronics
October 15th (Saturday) – Electronics & Paper Shredding
October 28th (Friday) - Electronics
November 18th (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. (except for May 21st event)

Events for Ogle County residents only.  No businesses. 
Permits required in advance for electronics recycling events.  Permits are free. 
Please call 815-732-4020 or email with name, address, phone number and email address, if you wish to have the permit emailed to you.
Event dates subject to change.

2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Plan is being updated this year and a Citizen’s Advisory Committee has been 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 current Solid Waste Management Plan (Twenty Year Update) 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 is 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 will include plans for waste reduction, recycling, and final disposal of waste generated in Ogle County.

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

Green Bags 
Reusable shopping tote bags are available for sale at our office.  $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Stop by to purchase them. 
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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 - open 24/7
Police departments:
Byron, Mt. Morris, Forreston, Oregon, Polo, and Rochelle - during business hours
Waste Medicine/Sharps Disposal Page



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