LaSalle County to host free electronics recycling event in Ottawa


OTTAWA – A free electronics recycling event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 a.m.-noon at the LaSalle County Government Center, 707 E. Etna Road, Ottawa.

The event is for LaSalle County residents only and pre-registration is required. Register online (preferred) at or by phone at (815) 630-4308 Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-noon.

There is a limit of two televisions per vehicle. The event is not open to businesses and oversized loads may be refused.

Accepted items include cables and satellite receivers, cameras, cash registers and credit card readers, cell phones and accessories, chargers, circuit boards, computer servers,

computers and computer parts, copiers/printers/scanners/fax machines/typewriters, DVD/VHS players, external hard drives, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ink and toner cartridges, laptops/tablets/eReaders, mice and keyboards, microwaves, monitors-all types, MP3/iPods/etc., networking equipment-modems, switches, routers, hubs, phones and telecom equipment, projectors, rechargeable batteries-lithium ion, Ni-Cd, lead acid, Ni-Mh, stereos/radios/speakers, televisions-all types, Uninterrupted Power Supplies, video game consoles, wire, cables and Christmas lights.

Non-accepted items include loose alkaline batteries (accepted while contained in electronic devices), liquid containing items, Freon containing items (A/C units, dehumidifiers), white goods (refrigerators, freezers), thermostats, light bulbs.

For information not regarding registration, call LaSalle County Environmental Services and Land Use at (815) 434-8666.