Landscape waste, grass trimmings, tree limbs, etc., is banned from landfills by Illinois Law.
This must be recycled through a proper composting facility.
Compost is plant matter that hs been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer. Garden waste such as vines, decayed vegetables and fruit can be composted as well as fruit and vegetable scraps. Meat, fish and poultry scraps and bones can NOT be be composted.
Composting in Northern Illinois
Rock River Valley CompostAddress: 6200 Baxter Road (corner of Mulford), Cherry Valley Phone: 815-874-5870 Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Comments: Open from the first week of April through the first week of December, excluding major holidays. Call first. Accepts yard waste for composting and sells compost as fertilizer. Call for current charges and requirements. Website: winnebagolandfill.com/faqs/rock-river-valley
Rockford Compost1800 South Meridian Rd. Rockford, IL 61102 Phone: 779-245-1598 Hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 4:30pm Sat: 7am to Noon Spring 2016: Leaflan in Beloit has stopped accepting yard waste. Update: 4/13/16