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Stephenson County Electronics Recycling Event

FREEPORT, Ill.— 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
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 Kevyn Sutter 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