Recycle Centers

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Two Recycle Centers
Serving Northern Illinois

 Rockford Recycle Center
4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford

East of Alpine Rd between Harrison St and Sandy Hollow Road
Open Tuesdays (2pm to 5pm) and Saturdays (9am to Noon)

Roscoe Recycle Center
13125 North Second St., Roscoe

1/2 Mile North of McCurry Road on the east frontage road
Open Saturday Mornings 9 a.m. to Noon

  Accepting the following items, at both locations:
Clothing, shoes, leather goods, other textiles (bagged – no hangers or boxes)
Electronics, games, cell phones, etc. Computers and most peripherals,
keyboards, scanners, printers. 
Appliances, large and small,
Christmas Tree lights, etc.  If it isn’t listed, call for more information.

See complete list below.  All items accepted at BOTH Centers

Sorry, We Do Not accept
TVs, computer monitors or items containing Freon,
Paint of any kind, chemicals or hazardous waste
Click here for TV disposal
Click here for Hazardous Waste disposal

Recycle Centers will close during a weather emergency or if the wind-chill is below zero.
Material Accepted Not Accepted
Glass Food and beverage containers only, Must be clean. Broken glass, light bulbs, drinking glasses, cookware, tableware
Aluminum Cans, foil, pie plates.  Without food residue Foil with food on it
Tin/Steel Food cans only Aerosol, paint cans
Plastic Bottles coded #1 & #2. Must have “necks and shoulders”, 6 pack rings Automotive fluid containers, pails, buckets, Items coded #3, #4, #5, #6, #7
(in paper bags)
Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, computer paper, phone books, paper bags, chipboard (cereal & cracker boxes, shoe boxes), egg cartons Wax coated, foil coated, hard covered books, gift wrap, paper beverage containers
Corrugated Cardboard Boxes No pizza boxes
Electronics Computers and peripherals, games, keyboards, printers, scanners No monitors or TVs
Metal Scrap metal, appliances, large or small. microwaves, washers, dryers, stoves, fencing, etc. No appliances
containing Freon
Clothing, Linens, Shoes, Bedding Wearable or not, regardless of season. Textiles of all kinds including scraps. Please place in plastic bags.  Place pairs of shoes in same bag. Belts, soft-side luggage, pillows, stuffed toys, blankets. No hangers
Cell phones Working or non-working

This is an all volunteer project.
We can use your help one Saturday a month.

If you would like to participate in keeping Northern Illinois beautiful and safe,
call Martha at 815-637-1343 for information on how you can help
or sign up online – click Volunteer Spot below:


Update: 03/19/15