Recycle Centers

Click here to Volunteer at Roscoe Center. To Volunteer for South Rockford Center Call our Volunteer Coordinator at 815-637-1343




Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Center #1
13125 North Second St., Roscoe,
North of McCurry Road on the frontage road


   Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Center #2
4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford, East of Alpine Rd
between Harrison St and Sandy Hollow Road
Now open Tuesday (3pm to 6pm) and Saturday (9am 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.
See complete list below.  All items accepted at BOTH Centers

Not accepting  TVs, computer monitors or items containing Freon,
Paint of any kind, chemicals or hazardous waste

(Click here for TV disposal)

Northern Illinois’ only all-volunteer recycling program, in continuous operation snce July, 1990,
the Recycling Center is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon (unless 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, clean 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
Paper/Chipboard(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, ever!
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.

Last Update: 08/25/14