Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Video:  KNIB mission and programs.

Clothing Drive volunteers in Belvidere had 40% more traffic!

Fall Clothing Drive Met Goals

Thank you!

Your help as volunteers and clothing donors at the October 8 Drive

helped extend the life of our landfills.

Traffic at Belvidere increased 40%!

You also met the goal to raise more than $1,000 in cash donations!


Since 1999, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has diverted nearly 4 million pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills.




Lori Gummow

Founding Executive Director to Retire

“It has truly been my privilege to serve this great organization,” Gummow said.

“I am proud of all we have accomplished and I am confident the organization will continue to grow and flourish.”



Recycle Centers

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

and 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, and will be closed December 24, 2016.


Jeff Gibbons with recyclables Rfd Recycle Ctr 5-7-16

Volunteer Jeff Gibbons sorting paper and cardboard recyclables at Rockford.



Rockford Recycle Center

4665 Hydraulic Road, 61109


2-5 p.m. Tuesdays

9-Noon Saturdays

NEW — ONLY at Rockford — Freon Appliances

$20 cash fee per Freon item, you unload: 

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers



Volunteers at Roscoe Recycle Center

Roscoe Recycle Center

13125 North 2nd Street

9-Noon Saturdays only

To Volunteer 2 hours at Roscoe Click Here

Sorry, Freon items NOT accepted at Roscoe.








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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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