Selected Community Events
Household Hazardous Waste
Oregon, 421 West Pines Road, Ogle County
Since the creation of the household hazardous waste collection program in 1989, nearly 436,000 Illinois households have been served. A total of 786 one-day events have been held, and more than 85,600 fifty-five gallon drums of toxic materials have been collected from Illinois residents.
Through the collections, residents are encouraged to bring oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, unwanted pharmaceuticals, mercury and mercury-containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, pesticides, adhesives, hobby chemicals, household batteries and similar products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections. The public is encouraged to find alternative uses for latex paint since it is not considered hazardous.
Items not accepted include explosives, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, medical waste, sharps, controlled substances, agricultural chemicals and all business wastes. Propane tanks and lead acid auto batteries cannot be accepted at most of the events, but should be taken to local recyclers.
First National Bank & Trust/Goodwill Electronic Recycling Drive
Saturday, July 19 --- FNBT branch located at 5360 Bridge Street in Roscoe, Illinois
Saturday, August 16 --- FNBT branch located at 2600 Cranston Road in Beloit, Wisconsin
Saturday, September 13 --- FNBT branch located at 500 N Elida Street in Winnebago, Illinois
First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) will be hosting a series of Free Electronic Recycling Drives in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. Goodwill will have a mobile unit on-site at three FNBT branches to help community members securely dispose of electronic devices. This free service, open to all community members, will be available from 9:00 am until noon on the following dates:
• Saturday, July 19 --- FNBT branch located at 5360 Bridge Street in Roscoe, Illinois
• Saturday, August 16 --- FNBT branch located at 2600 Cranston Road in Beloit, Wisconsin
• Saturday, September 13 --- FNBT branch located at 500 N Elida Street in Winnebago, Illinois
For every pound collected at each of the three events, FNBT will donate $.01 to Goodwill.
Items to be collected at the drive include cell phones, computers, printers, small appliances, VCRs, DVD players and stereos. For a complete list of acceptable items, please visit www.goodwillni.org/donate.
For more information on the First National Bank and Trust free electronic recycling drive or hosting your own donation drive with Goodwill Industries, contact Mary Ann Matus at (815) 987-6232.
Fall Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Metals and Electronics Drive
Machesney Park Mall, South parking lot, 8750 North Second Street, Machesney Park, IL
Free drop off of most metals and electronics (except televisions) including appliances and any item containing metal. $10 fee for proper disposal of appliances with Freon (refrigerators, freezers, de-humidifiers) or propane grill tanks. For list of accepted items visit www.knib.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Martha Byrnes
Event Coordinator: Courtney Oertel
Executive Director: Lori Gummow