Calendar of Events

More details on Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful events on linked topic pages.

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Recycle Centers

Every Week, All Year!

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

Rockford 

4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford IL 61109

Tuesdays: 2-5 pm

Saturdays:  9am-12pm

Freon Appliances only: $20 cash per item; you unload: Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers

More examples of what’s accepted (free donations for recycling) at both Rockford and Roscoe locations:

Clothing, metals, most electronics (except NO TVs, computer monitors), 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.

Roscoe

13125 North 2nd Street, Roscoe IL 61073

Saturdays only:  9am-12pm

Sorry, the Roscoe location cannot accept Freon appliances.

Information or to Register to Volunteer:  815-637-1343 or knib.org

April 22, 2017 — Earth Day!

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

9am-Noon

Litter pickup throughout Boone and Winnebago Counties, Illinois

Free.

Information:  815-637-1343 or knib.org

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

11 a.m. Doors Open; Program:  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Earth Day Awards Luncheon

Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center, Rockford IL

Featuring Growing Power Founder & CEO Will Allen, American Urban Farmer

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Spring Clothing Drive

9am-Noon

Donate clean, bagged clothing, shoes, purses, curtains, bedding, etc.

Free.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Center, 4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Center, 13125 N. 2nd Street, Roscoe

Additional locations and times may be announced

Information:  815-637-1343 or knib.org

Tuesday, May 23 and Saturday, May 27, 2017

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell phones donated at Recycle Centers on these dates will be donated to “Cell Phones for Soldiers.”

May-June 2017

Crayon Collection

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

Free.

Saturday June 10, 2017 

(tentative date)

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Medication Collection

Locations and Times TBA

Drop-off unwanted and/or expired medications, prescription or over-the-counter. No sharps accepted.

Free.

Information:  815-637-1343 or knib.org

Monday, June 19, 2017

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Golf Play Day

11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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

Advance Reservation Required ($150/golfer $600/foursome)

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

Information:  815-637-1343 or knib.org

For sponsorship information, please call 815-637-1343

Saturday July 8, 2017

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Summer Clothing Drive

9am-Noon

Donate clean, bagged clothing, shoes, purses, curtains, bedding, etc.

Free.

Rockford and Roscoe Recycle Centers

Additional locations and times TBA

Information:  815-637-1343 or knib.org

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Shred-It Day

Rockford Recycle Center

4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford, 61109

October 14, 2017

Fall Clothing Drive

Tentative Date; Times and Locations To Be Announced

Donate clean, bagged clothing, shoes, purses, curtains, bedding, etc.

Free.

November 11, 2017

America Recycles Day

9am-12pm

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Rockford Recycle Center

4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford IL 61109  

 Examples of what’s accepted

Information:  815-637-1343 or knib.org

 

3/16/17