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Electronics Recycling: August 20


In partnership with the Stephenson County Health Department, University of Illinois Extension Office, and the City of Freeport, the annual electronics recycling event will be held on Saturday August 20, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (or until trucks are full) in parking lot B of Highland Community College, rain or shine.

This event is open to residents of Stephenson County only. There will be a $20 CASH charge (only correct change accepted) per vehicle and only seven (7) items total are allowed per vehicle. Of those seven items, only the following items can be accepted. If anything else is brought, it cannot be accepted. This is an IEPA approved event, and their guidelines must be followed.


  • Computers & Small-Scale Servers
  • Computer Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Printers, FAX Machines, & Scanners
  • DVD Players, DVD Recorders, & VCRs
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Digital Converter Boxes, Cable Receivers, & Satellite Receivers
  • Electronic Keyboards, Electronic Mice, & Portable Music Players

Several volunteers are still needed for this event to take place. Volunteers are eligible to bring seven free items to recycle. If interested, please call Director of Communications Bryan Bridge at the City of Freeport at 815-801-8008.

Residents of Stephenson County are encouraged to participate. Recycling conserves our natural resources, eliminates waste in landfills, and reduces harm to the environment. For more information on how to recycle other items, please refer to the University of Illinois Extension website at

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