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.

Click here for information on home composting 

Composting in Northern Illinois

Rock River Valley Compost

Address:           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 Compost

1800 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