Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful

The agency is an award-winning, private, non-governmental, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating and involving individuals in productive solutions to care for and protect our community environment in Winnebago and Boone County, Illinois.

Learn about what this environmental education organization accomplishes

View this 2016 highlights video 

Weather Closings for Safety of Recycle Center Volunteers

Please check Facebook or call 815-637-1343 to check status

When heat index will be 95 degrees or higher, or severe storms occur/are predicted.

Recycle Centers

E-Waste Announcement

Starting July 8, 2017 

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Rockford Recycle Center (only location participating)

4665 Hydraulic Rd., Rockford IL 61109

Thanks to a new partnership with the City of Rockford,

Up to 2 Televisions or Computer Monitors (CRTs) per vehicle will be accepted in addition to other e-waste.

TV parts or partially disassembled units included.

KNIB Rockford Recycle Center Regular hours:

2-5 p.m. Tuesdays, weather permitting

9 a.m. – Noon Saturdays, weather permitting.

Closed for safety of volunteers if heat index is over 95 degrees, or lightning/rainstorm threatens or wind chill will be Zero or below.

Closings announced on Facebook page, or call 815-637-1343


Accepted Recyclable Items

Freon appliances accepted at Rockford only, with $20 cash fee per item to fund cost of removing Freon.

Please note that Roscoe site cannot accept TVs, Computer monitors, or Freon appliances:  Refrigerators, Freezers, Dehumidifiers or Air Conditioners.


Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Centers are staffed by volunteers — your help is needed!

Register online to volunteer for either location:

Rockford     or     Roscoe


Rockford, 4665 Hydraulic Road

Public Hours:  2-5 p.m. Tuesdays & 9 a.m.-Noon Saturdays

Roscoe13125 North 2nd Street

Public Hours:  9-Noon Saturdays only

E-Waste and Metals Drive

9 a.m. – Noon, Sat. July 15

Rockford and Roscoe Recycle Centers (addresses above)

Behr Iron & Metal, 1100 Seminary Street, Rockford

Office: 5417 N. 2nd St. Loves Park IL 61111 815-637-1343 Fax: 815-637-0525

Office: 5417 N. 2nd St., Loves Park IL 61111
815-637-1343 Fax: 815-637-0525


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