Recycle Centers

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 Rockford Recycle Center

4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford

East of South Alpine Rd between Harrison Avenue and Sandy Hollow Road
Open 2pm—5pm Tuesdays; 9amNoon Saturdays 

Roscoe Recycle Center

13125 North Second St., Roscoe

IL 251 to McCurry Road, then 1/2 mile North on east frontage road
Open 9 a.m.
Noon Saturdays only

  Accepting the following CLEAN items, at both locations:
Most items containing metal; cardboard; paper; plastic bottles coded #1 or #2; glass bottles;
Electronics, game systems, phones; Laptops, computer processors and peripherals
Keyboards, scanners, printers.
Appliances, large and small; holiday lights; 

Clothing, shoes, leather goods, other textiles (bagged please); and more.

See complete list below.  All items accepted at BOTH Centers

Not Accepted:
TVs, CRT computer monitors, appliances containing Freon,
Paint of any kind, chemicals or hazardous waste
Click here for TV disposal
Click here for Hazardous Waste disposal

Recycle Centers  are open year-round, except during a weather emergency or if the wind-chill is below zero.

Material Accepted Not Accepted
Glass Clean food and beverage containers with “neck and shoulders” Unwashed items, broken glass, light bulbs, drinking glasses, cookware, vases, tableware
Aluminum Cans, foil, pie plates Items that are not clean/rinsed
Tin/Steel Food cans only. Clean; no food residue Aerosols, oil or paint cans
Plastic Bottles coded #1 & #2 with “necks and shoulders”, no lids. Six-pack rings. Bottle lids; automotive fluid containers; pails; buckets; items coded #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 or not coded.
(in paper bags)
Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, computer paper, phone books, paper bags, chipboard (cereal/cracker boxes, shoe boxes), egg cartons, soft-covered books, wire-ring notebooks, inside pages only of hardcover books (no hard covers) Wax coated, foil coated, hard covered books, gift wrap, paper beverage containers
Corrugated Cardboard Boxes Pizza boxes, including frozen pizza
Electronics Computers, hard drives, laptops, computer accessories, games, keyboards, printers, scanners, tablets, readers… desk phones, portable phones, lamps, curling irons, counter-top grills, toaster ovens, and more. TVs, CRT computer monitors
Metal Scrap metal, appliances, microwaves, washers, dryers, stoves, fencing, copper tubing, nails, tools, motors, more. Appliances
containing Freon:  refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners
Clothing, Linens, Shoes, Bedding Bagged items, wearable or not, regardless of season. Textiles of all kinds including scraps of fabric, yarn. Belts, purses, hats, soft-sided luggage, pillows, stuffed toys, blankets, throw rugs. Please place pairs of shoes in same bag. Hangers
Cell phones Working or non-working

This is an all volunteer project.
We can use your help periodically for two hours or more.

If you would like to participate in keeping Northern Illinois beautiful and safe,
call Martha at 815-637-1343
or sign up online via this button:


Update: 10/5/15