OREGON — The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) will be hosting a latex paint/aerosol can recycling and document shredding event on Saturday, April 9 at 909 Pines Rd. in Oregon. This event is for Ogle County residents only and identification is required (valid driver’s license, identification card or recent utility bill accepted for identification). No permits are required for this recycling event.
Latex paint will be collected for recycling from 8 a.m. until noon. The first 10 containers of latex paint per vehicle will cost $1 per quart-sized container, $2 per gallon-sized container, and $8 per 5-gallon pail. The OCSWMD will subsidize the remaining cost to recycle the latex paint. Any additional containers of latex paint will be charged the full price to recycle, which is $2.50 per quart, $5 per gallon, and $18 per 5-gallon pail. Cash, credit card, or checks payable to “EarthPaint.org” will be accepted for payment.
Oil-based paints, stains, and varnishes and spray cans will not be accepted. No business or contractor paints accepted. No bulking of latex paint. Bulked latex paint cannot be recycled.
EarthPaint.org is a nonprofit business in the Chicago area that works with adults with special needs and disabilities to sort and recycle unwanted latex paint into new paint or other products.
Aerosol cans, small 14-16-ounce propane cylinders, and small isobutene cylinders will also be accepted by Flatcan Recycling. There is no cost up to and including 10 containers, after 10 items aerosol cans and isobutene cylinders are $1 and propane cylinders are $2 for recycling. Most aerosol spray products will be accepted for recycling.
Secure, on-site document shredding will be conducted by Freeport Recycling’s Shred-Beast truck from 9 a.m. to noon. There is a limit of three boxes per vehicle. No business or institutional material accepted. There is no cost to residents for paper shredding, because the OCSWMD will cover the cost of the Shred-Beast truck and staff.
Please call the OCSWMD at 815-732-4020, email [email protected] , or visit the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department on Facebook for more information about this recycling opportunity.