CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING
For over 24 years, we have annually diverted more than 36,000 used Christmas Trees from our local landfills. As one of the community’s most popular programs, the chipping of the old trees into valuable pine mulch which is free for home landscaping, returns the nutrients to the ground.
|City of Loves Park||City of Rockford|
|Lincoln Rent-All||Rockford Park District|
|Trans Environmental Ltd.||Valley View Farms|
|Village of Cherry Valley||Village of Machesney Park|
|Village of Rockton||Village of Roscoe|
|WTVO Channel 17/Fox 39||Winnebago County Forest Preserve|
|Williams Tree Farm|
More than 90 programs and presentations were provided to over 2,200 area school children teaching them about proper environmental stewardship; making them the leaders of tomorrow with programs that meet the State of Illinois Standards for Education.
|BYGONES Farm||Members Alliance Credit Union|
|Woodward||Kiwanis Charities of Rockford|
|Dupot Industrial Biosciences||J.L. Clark Co. / CLARCOR Foundation|
METALS & ELECTRONICS DRIVES
Over 221,000 pounds of scrap metal was collected last year during the spring and fall Metals Drives bringing our total to well almost 1.5 Million pounds of metals recycled. Over 570 volunteer hours were donated to sort washers and dryers for recycling. Almost 50 refrigerators and freezers and hundreds of computer monitors were recycled.
During 2011, over 293,000 pounds of clothing and soft goods were collected and redistributed to needy families. Since the beginning of this program, we have diverted over 3 million pounds of clothing to reuse. This is another all volunteer driven program.
|Coca-Cola of Rockford||Hilander Stores|
|Chem Processing||Greenlee Textron|
|Mid-City Office Products||WTVO Channel 17/Fox 39|
|Two Men & A Truck|
The only non-profit, volunteer staffed recycling center serving Northern Illinois, has been open every Saturday morning, since July 2000. More than 22 tons of recyclables are diverted every month from local landfills. This center provides vital recycling service to those without curbside pickup such as county residents and people living in condos and apartments.
|American Aluminum Extrusion Greenlee, A Textron Company Rock Disposal|
GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
Our 2012 cleanup projects involved 4,812 hours of volunteer time given by over 1,200 llocal volunteers taking pride in their community by cleaning up and beautifying their neighborhoods. This program makes Northern Illinois a clean, healthy and beautiful place to raise a happy family.
|Winnebago County||SwedishAmerican Medical Foundation|
|Pepsi Cola||Winnebago County Highway Dept.|
|Scott’s Miracle-Gro Co.||General Mills|
|Troy-Bilt||Rock Valley Culligan|
|Winnebago County Sheriff||City of Rockford|
|Lowe’s Home Improvement Center||McDonald’s Restaurants|
|Johnny PamCakes Restaurant||Don Carter Lanes|
|WTVO Channel 17/Fox 39||Starbucks Coffee|
MEDICATION COLLECTION DRIVE
This unique program was conducted on June 14, 2008 for the first time in Northern Illinois. With the cooperation of many community organizations, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful was able to organize a first-of-its-kind program in this area to collect unused and unwanted medications from throughout the community and dispose of them properly and safely.
|OSF/St. Anthony Medical Center Department of Pharmacy||Rockford Health System|
|Illinois Environmental Protection Agency||Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department|
|Winnebago County Health Department||Greenlee Textron|
|SwedishAmerican Health System||WTVO Channel 17/Fox 39|
|Rock River Water Reclamation||Ringland-Johnson Construction|
|Constellation Energy||Anderson Packaging|
|Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant||Illinois American Water|
|City of South Beloit||North Park Public Water|
|DiTullio’s Italian Market||Jimmy John’s|
|JC’s 5-Star Outlet||Anonymous|
EARTH DAY AWARD’S LUNCHEON
This program is designed to recognize the contributions made by many different sections of our Stateline community. Annually we recognize the Outstanding Corporate Friend of the Environment, the Outstanding Individual Friend of the Environment and the Hutchcroft Environmental Youth Award. Guest speakers for this event are people who are widely recognized for the contributions to society and the Environment. The 2012 Guest Speaker was retired Astronaut Mark C. Lee, a veteran of four space flights and noted environmentalist.
|Hamilton Sundstrand||Specialty Screw Corporation|
|Behr Iron & Metal||Aqua Aerobic Systems|
|Anderson Gardens / John & Linda Anderson||Balsley Printing|
|Woodan Photography & Art Studio||WTVO Channel 17/Fox 39|
|Fairfield Inn & Suites||Market Baskets To Go|
|Barnes & Noble Booksellers||ECOLAB|
|Candy Bouquet||North Pointe Health & Wellness|
|Cumulus Broadcasting||Rockford Area Realtors|
|National Association of Realtors||Green Resource Council|