Landscape waste, grass trimmings, tree limbs, etc., is banned from landfills by Illinois Law and must be recycled through a composting facility.
Discarded vegitation is not accepted at Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Centers.
Compost is plant matter that has been decomposed and will be 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, poultry scraps and bones should NOT be be composted.
Composting in Northern Illinois
Rock River Valley Compost6200 Baxter Road (corner of Mulford), Cherry Valley 815-874-5870 Usually open early April through early December, excluding major holidays. winnebagolandfill.com/faqs/rock-river-valley
Rockford Compost1800 South Meridian Rd. Rockford, IL 61102 779-245-1598 Mon-Fri 7am to 4:30pm; Sat: 7am to Noon