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Public Notice - Request for Bids
Ogle County Drop Off Recycling Program Hauling Service

Notice is hereby given to interested parties that bids are being sought for hauling service for the Ogle County Drop-Off Recycling Program.  Sealed bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on October 4, 2021 at the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department, 909 Pines Road, Oregon, IL, 61061.  Bid opening will be at 10:15 a.m. the same day.

Staff recommendation of lowest responsible bid will be made to the HEW/Solid Waste Committee of the Ogle County Board at their meeting on October 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m. at the Ogle County Courthouse, Oregon, IL.

The Request for Bids is available here or at the OCSWMD.  For information call 815-732-4020.  The Ogle County Board HEW/Solid Waste Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

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.

Draft 2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update
The Draft 2021 Solid Waste Management Plan Update is available for review at the link above, and public comments are being accepted on the draft until September 28, 2021.  Ogle County residents and businesses may submit written comments by email to  See the Resources page for more information.

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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