Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Video:  KNIB mission and programs

Clothing accepted year-round.

Volunteer to help improve your community’s environment!

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 

Limited Free Mulch at Some 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.

UPDATE 1/26/17:  Mulch available in Rockton, Machesney Park.

Contact Valley View Farms or Williams Tree Farm regarding their availability.

Mulch has already been cleared at Alpine Park, Gambino Park, Martin Park… other sites.

FYI The City of Rockford Public Works/Forestry mulch site on Central Avenue is closed for the winter — view mulch-cam.

Please report your findings by calling 815-637-1343 or share a photo on Facebook!

Site List with addresses


Recycle Centers

Televisions and computer monitors are NOT accepted.

List of Accepted Items

NOTE: Freon Appliances accepted ONLY at Rockford Center  

$20 cash fee per Freon item, you unload: 

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Centers are staffed by volunteers — will you help?

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

Register online for Rockford or Roscoe.

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


Sorry, Freon items NOT accepted at Roscoe.




4-30-16 GAC Antonio Meza, Karen & Kennedy Patarozzi JL Clark (1)

Join your neighbors for the Great American Cleanup

Saturday, April 22 in northern Illinois

Register Here!





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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