Recycle Centers

 Rockford Recycle Center

4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford

East of South Alpine Road between Harrison Avenue and Sandy Hollow Road
Open 2pm—5pm Tuesdays; 9am—Noon 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

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This is an all-volunteer project. You can make a difference!
Your help for two hours or more would be appreciated.

To participate in keeping Northern Illinois beautiful and safe, call Volunteer Coordinator Martha at 815-637-1343 or sign up online via VolunteerSpot:  

Accepting the following clean items:
Metal; Cardboard; glass bottles; Paper;
Plastic bottles coded #1 or #2 with neck-and-shoulders;
Electronics — game systems, phones, laptops, computer processors and peripherals, keyboards, scanners, printers; appliances; holiday lights; clothing (bagged), including shoes, belts, rags, fabric, curtains, bedding, purses, throw rugs; soft-sided luggage and more. See list below.

Not Accepted:
TVs, CRT computer monitors, pizza boxes,

appliances containing Freon, propane tanks,

items with food residue, wet paper or cardboard.

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 windchill 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, pizza boxes
Corrugated Cardboard Boxes Pizza boxes, including you-cook or 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; with or without cords, accessories



Update: 11/12/15