Compost

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.

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Composting in Northern Illinois

Rock River Valley Compost

CLOSED DECEMBER 4, 2014 UNTIL SPRING OF 2015.  (No specific date of opening available –  call  8i5-874-5870 for information)
Address:           6200 Baxter Road (corner of Mulford), Cherry Valley
Phone:              815-874-5870
Hours:               Monday – Friday 7:00AM to 4:30PM
Comments:       Open April thru October Only.  Call first.
                        Accepts yard waste for composting and sells compost as fertilizer.
                        Call for current charges and requirements.
Website:           http://www.winnebagolandfill.com/compost/

 

Rockford Compost

1800 South Meridian Rd.
Rockford, IL  61102
Phone:  779-245-1598
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 4:30pm   Sat: 7am to Noon

Composting in Southern Wisconsin

Leaflan Compost Center

Address:        6711 W. St. Lawrence Rd, Beloit, WI
Phone:           608-364-1909
Hours:            Call for hours of operation
Comments:    Open April thru November Only.
                     Accepts yard waste for composting and sells compost as fertilizer.
                     Call for current charges and requirements.
Website:        http://www.leaflan.com/default.asp
 
                                                                                                                                                                               Update: 11/18/14