Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Video:  KNIB mission and programs

Recycle non-working holiday light strings and more! More info below.

Rockford Recycle Center, 4665 Hydraulic Rd.

 Roscoe Recycle Center, 13125 N. 2nd (Main) St.

See Hours and Details below

Winter Weather Note:   The Recycle Centers close when

the air temperature or wind chill is 0 degrees F or colder

Mulch from Christmas Tree Recycling 

Retrieve Free Mulch at 13 Locations

Free mulch while supplies last; expect it to be cleared by late February.

Bring your own shovel, containers. Sites are not staffed.

Availability not guaranteed; varies by site.

Site List


Recycle Centers

Televisions and computer monitors are not accepted at either location.

List of Accepted Items

Call 815-637-1343 to volunteer for either location.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Centers are staffed by volunteers like you

They are funded, in part, thanks to donations from sponsors, including:

  • MembersAlliance Credit Union
  • Rockford Green Team of UTC Aerospace Systems employees
  • Speciality Screw Corp. 

Note:  Both Recycle Centers close for weather emergencies.

NOTE — ONLY at Rockford Center — Freon Appliances accepted

$20 cash fee per Freon item, you unload: 

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers


Rockford Recycle Center

4665 Hydraulic Road

2-5 p.m. Tuesdays

9 a.m.-Noon Saturdays

Roscoe Recycle Center

13125 North 2nd Street next to Advanced Disposal Transfer Station

9-Noon Saturdays only


Volunteers at Roscoe Recycle Center

To Volunteer 2 hours at Roscoe Click Here

Sorry, Freon items NOT accepted at Roscoe.










Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB), an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is an award-winning, private, non-governmental, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating and involving individuals in productive solutions that care for our Winnebago and Boone County, Illinois, community environment.

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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