Great American Cleanup™

April 28, 2018

Register Here for the annual litter pickup

Be part of the nation’s largest annual community improvement program

Every Spring residents of Winnebago and Boone Counties join thousands of communities across the U.S. in a Great American Cleanup (GAC) litter removal day.

Originated by Keep America Beautiful, GAC is the event that mobilizes the entire community, one neighborhood at a time.

Safety equipment, trash bags, litter tongs and water are made available to volunteers by Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful and Winnebago County Public Works or the City of Belvidere.

During this event, bright bags filled to about 15-20 pounds may be left curbside — but at least 15 feet from an intersection —  for later pickup by cooperating trash haulers, including Rock River Environmental Services.

Tires will not be picked up and must be recycled at the City/Illinois EPA’s Household Hazardous Waste Site by residents, up to 4 per load per vehicle.

Your help is needed! Pre-register yourself or your group here.

Litter pick-up all morning; return equipment by Noon to same location where it was borrowed.

4-30-16 GAC Diane Sallis near Prov Baptist (1)Questions? Contact Roxanne Hopperstad

815-637-1343 or

Nationally, Keep America Beautiful promotes Great American Cleanups that occur between March and May 31st.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has been recognized by Keep America Beautiful

for continuously organizing a local Great American Cleanup since 1988.

Flinn Middle School (RPS 205) cleanup volunteers, April  2015. The school registered 90 students for this year!

Thanks to these local sponsors:

Winnebago County and Public Works Department

City of Belvidere

City of Rockford

100FM Rockford’s Greatest Hits

23WIFR Gray Television Inc.

The Rock River Times

Rock River Environmental Services