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Serving the Northern Illinois Stateline since 1988, we provide environmental education to youth and adults and organize events to promote waste reduction, recycling, litter prevention and beautification.



Recycle Center 4665 Hydraulic Rd, Rockford

Recycle Center 13125 N Second St, Roscoe

Office: 5417 N 2nd St, Loves Park (no drop-offs) M-F

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We wanted to clarify something for those wanting to get the mulch from the Christmas tree program. The Rockford drop off locations for the trees can pick up mulch at 523 S. Central Avenue which is the city yard. These locations are: Sandy Hollow Golf Course, Levings Lake, Gambino Park, Andrews Park, & Alpine Park. The other sites will have the mulch at their same drop off sites: Cherry Valley, Rockton, Roscoe, Loves Park, Schoonmaker Park, Village of Davis & Pecotonica. For questions, please give us a call.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

This just in! I spoke to the Park District and the trees that are dropped off will be taken back to the city yard at 523 S. Central Avenue to be mulched en masse. They are ready for you! Just come with your containers.

Friday, January 15, 2021

The trees are piling up and your time is running out! You have until the 15th to drop off your real tree for recycling. And when you do? Take in that amazing pine scent that is wafting through the air! These trees will be chipped and the mulch will be available while supplies last or until the end of Feb. Just bring your own containers.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Would you like to easily dispose of your real Christmas tree and keep it out of the landfill? It's easy! Take off all of the decorations and lights. Go to www.knib.org, click on Programs & Events and then on Christmas Tree Program. Find a site on the list that is close to you. Bring your tree over and place it on the pile of trees there. Then, in a day or 2, you can come back and pick up the free mulch that was generated from your tree and others. (Bring your own container.) It's a win-win!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Welcome 2021! We hope you had a wonderful New Year! We are back on our regular working schedule. Please continue to check our website for any closings that might come up due to inclement weather. (There will be a red bar that pops up at the top of the page at www.knib.org.) Stay safe out there!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Happy New Year to all of you! 2020 was not an easy year, but the new year will bring more love, joy and happiness! Thank you for your continued support! We can all work together to make 2021 a good year!

Friday, January 1, 2021

https://youtu.be/hVpE3HnJLpAHere is a great video of the wrong things people are dropping into their recyclables.

Monday, December 21, 2020

CHANGE OF HOURS: Please Note the updated hours of operation over Christmas: The Recycle Centers will be open on their normal days/times on the 22nd (Rockford) & 23rd (Machesney Park). We will, however, be closed on Saturday, December 26 as well as Tuesday, December 29 & Wednesday, December 30 at both Recycle Centers. The Household Hazardous Waste Site WILL be open on the weekends as usual. Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Still looking for holiday gifts AND want to help KNIB? Aktibo Athletics creates athletic apparel for eco-conscious consumers made from recycled and sustainable materials. 10% of your purchase in December will benefit Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful! Check out their website today!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Recycling Do's! Cardboard toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, paper egg cartons, shipping boxes, TV boxes, shoeboxes, office folders, stationery, paper mail and envelopes, magazines, and milk jugs rinsed out. For a more complete list, go to www.knib.org.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020