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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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KNIB is considered essential & we will remain open at our usual days & times. *We will be open today (Nov 18) for donations at 8409 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

We know you support KNIB and we thank you! But there is another way to help us out at NO COST to you! Have you heard about Amazon Smile? If you shop at Amazon, you can sign in under Amazon Smile and Amazon will send a percentage of all of your purchases to your favorite charity - KNIB! And at no cost to you. It's their way of donating back to non-profits. It's easy - here's how: instead of amazon.com, GO TO SMILE.AMAZON.COM. You will see the same familiar Amazon page. (It will say amazon smile in the upper left corner.) It will ask you to create an account - I know, another log in, but it's easy and definitely worth it! There will be a search bar for your organization of choice. Please type in our full name: Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful. When our name comes up, please choose it. Then, shop away! By the way, Black Friday deals are out now...

Monday, November 16, 2020

Thank you to our great volunteers today! Kayla, getting credit for her Rock valley college environmental science class, and her Mom and Dad (Joe and Kim) and Todd Martinovich and son Jayden! What a great day in the cold.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

We are doing an extra push for Cell Phones for Soldiers in November. Please consider donating old cell phones or tablets. They will be wiped clean using the same software that the Defense Department uses, then they will be recycled. Gift cards will then be given out to our soldiers so that they can call their loved ones.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Tip your server. Return your shopping cart. Pick up a piece of trash. Hold the door open for the person behind you. Let someone into your lane. Small acts can have a ripple effect. That's how we change the world. Happy Monday!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Interesting article on composting. Just click on this link.https://www.simplegrowsoil.com/blogs/news/composting-guide

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Thank you to Jared from JW Aerial Image for the amazing footage of our Golf Play Day. Save September 24, 2021 for our next fun filled golf outing!#KnibGoGreenhttps://www.facebook.com/KeepNorthernIllinoisBeautiful/posts/10164274041530484

Monday, October 26, 2020

Cell Phones for Soldiers will start next week and run through the end of November. Please consider donating an old cell phone or tablet. It will be sent off, wiped clean by the same technology that the Department of Defense uses, recycled and then gift cards will be issued to the soldiers so they can call home. It's a wonderful program and we hope you will consider donating.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

https://youtu.be/QOvjVMu-i3YGreat video about how your electronics are recycled.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

News from Keep America Beautiful: Aluminum is infinitely recyclable. Recycling a can takes just 5% of the energy and emits a mere 5% of the greenhouse gases that making one from scratch does.

Monday, October 5, 2020