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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.

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Special Recycling Event*

Household Medication Collection 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Accepting Prescription, Over-the-Counter, Pet Medication, Inhalers and Mercury Thermometers

  • Please keep medication in original packaging.
  • If RX, remove/cross out patient information but leave name/dose of medicine.

Help stop accidental poisonings, addiction and water pollution.

No shaNo Sharpsrps/needles or illegal drugs accepted.

Click Here for Sharps/Needle disposal suggestions

Never flush medications.

Three Winnebago County locations —  Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

  • South Beloit

9 a.m. – Noon:  Fire Station, 429 Gardner Street

  • Winnebago

9 a.m. – Noon:  Mercyhealth Winnebago Clinic, 102 Landmark Drive

  • Machesney Park

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.:  Practice Velocity, 8777 Velocity Drive

(Rear/West side of former Machesney Park Mall, enter off IL251/N. 2nd St. from Machesney Road )

 * Note, this one-day event is primarily intended for Winnebago and Boone County households.
Businesses, including medical clinics, doctors’ offices, or nonprofits which may have collected medications should inquire about disposal from licensed environmental disposal companies in accordance with state laws.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB)

Recycle Centers

Note Holiday Closures: Sept. 2, Nov. 25, Dec. 26

Rockford*, 4665 Hydraulic Road

This is the only location now accepting TVs/Monitors

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

Roscoe13125 North 2nd Street

Public Hours:  9-Noon Saturdays only

No Dumping after hours!

Accepted Recyclable Items List Here

*Rockford Recycle Center (only) now accepting TVs, computer monitors during regular hours (see above)

Free disposal of up to 2 Televisions or Computer Monitors (CRTs) per vehicle,

TV parts or partially disassembled units included.

You must be able to lift and place units in designated bin as directed. Bring help if needed. 

Rockford Recycle Center also accepts appliances containing refrigerant (Freon); $20 cash

  • Fee per each item funds refrigerant removal and certification tag.

Roscoe Recycle Center DOES NOT accept TVs, Computer Monitors, or Freon Appliances.


Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Centers provide a community service,

staffed by volunteers — your help is needed!

Shift can be 2-2.5 hours or 3.5-4 hours, as often as your schedule allows. 

Register online to volunteer for either location at a date/time convenient to you–

Rockford     or     Roscoe


Office: 5417 N. 2nd St. Loves Park IL 61111 815-637-1343 Fax: 815-637-0525 info@knib.org
Office: 5417 N. 2nd St., Loves Park IL 61111
815-637-1343 Fax: 815-637-0525
info@knib.org www.knib.org

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8/21/17