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Recycle Centers

Open year-round as scheduled unless the actual temperature OR wind-chill is Zero or below, or other weather emergency, or holidays.


4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford IL 61109

Tuesdays: 2-5 pm

Saturdays:  9am-12pm

Rockford is the only KNIB location accepting TVs, computer monitors; you unload. No fee. Donations encouraged. Rockford is the only KNIB site accepting Freon Appliances, $20 cash per item; you unload, including Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers.Refrigerators.  Freon items only accepted at Rockford Recycle Center.

More examples of what’s accepted (drop-offs for recycling during operating hours) at both Rockford and Roscoe locations:

Clothing, metals, most electronics, dry and clean paper, cardboard, (no pizza boxes), plastic bottles coded #1 or #2 with neck-and-shoulders, glass bottles (no vases, no broken glass), aluminum/metal food cans, plastic 6-pack rings, 12-count egg cartons, marine/automotive (12-volt) batteries.


13125 North 2nd Street, Roscoe IL 61073

Saturdays only:  9am-12pm

Sorry, the Roscoe location cannot accept Freon appliances, TVs or Computer Monitors.









Information or to Register to Volunteer:  815-637-1343 or


Examples of what’s accepted


Questions?:  815-637-1343 or


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Earth Day Awards Luncheon


Speaker John Mandyck

Featuring a nationally-recognized environmental speaker

Sponsors, please contact Beverly Broyles, Director of Development

Information:  815-637-1343,,

April 22, 2018 — Earth Day! 

Learn more about founder here

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Great American Cleanup™ 

8-9am Equipment pickup for pre-registered group leaders at assigned locations

8-9:30 am Same-day registration at Patriots’ Gateway Community Center, 615 S. 5th Street, Rockford, IL 61104


Litter pickup throughout Boone and Winnebago Counties, Illinois


Information:  815-637-1343 or

Saturday, May 12

Spring Clothing Drive

9 a.m. – Noon, multiple locations TBA

Program information here

Memorial Day Week 2018

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell phones donated at Recycle Centers this week will be donated to the nonprofit providing courtesy calling cards to veterans and military members deployed away from home.

May-June 2018

Crayon Collection

Recycle Centers will accept donations of broken or unneeded crayons for recycling to education programs.


June 12, 16, 2018

Flags for Retirement

Honoring Flag Day (June 14), flags for retirement will be collected at the Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Centers on these dates only.

Retirement ceremony performed at a later date by Boy Scouts of America, Blackhawk Council.

How to retire flags at other sites/times.


Monday, June 18, 2018

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Golf Play Day

11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Round of golf on private course, cart, lunch and dinner, putting contest included.

Advance Reservation Required

Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Club, 5151 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL

Information:  815-637-1343 or

For sponsorship information, please call 815-637-1343


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