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4665 Hydraulic Rd,

Rockford, IL

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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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Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

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13125 North 2nd Street, Roscoe

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Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful COVID-19 responseRead Here

Friday, March 27, 2020

KNIB will remain open for collection on Tuesday 2-5 and Saturday 9-noon. We want you to know your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers is very important to us. We are asking customers to stay in their car during unloading and we are taking all precautions necessary to ensure your safety and ours.Thank you for your continued support! If you have any questions, please call 815-637-1343THE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!

Monday, March 23, 2020

In response to the Winnebago County Health Department's expert recommendation regarding non-essential gatherings of more than 25 people, we have decided to reschedule the Earth Day 50 Awards Banquet.We appreciate your support and understanding.We will be honoring all tables and seats already purchased, and will update the event when we have secured a new date.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

We WILL be open tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, for our regular drop off donations from 9:00 am - noon.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is representing at the Stateline Business RoRo Expo

Saturday, March 7, 2020

April is Earth Day's 50th Celebration!Come support us by attending our dinner & awards banquet on April 9 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center starting at 5:30 pm. There will be a silent auction & a special raffle prize to those who sign up in advance. Former Rockford Mayor Doug Scott, now with the Great Plains Institute will be speaking on how our planet has progressed in the last 50 years. Did you know that you can nominate someone for an award or place an ad in our program booklet? Just go toknib.org to get the information or to register for the event!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

News worthy news: Thermal paper. Thermal paper is the paper commonly used as the receipt at a checkout counter, such as restaurants or at a retail store. Most thermal receipts have BPA which is the chemical recently banned in water bottles & sippy cups. Thermal receipts do not pulp the same as other paper, so they are NOT actually recyclable and need to go in the trash. Furthermore, BPA remains in the fibers, which we do not want in recycled paper products like paper towels or tissue boxes!Here’s a quick test to tell you if the paper you’re handling is the thermal type containing BPA: scratch the printed side of the paper. If you see a dark mark, the paper is thermal.While some manufacturers make “BPA free” thermal paper, they often use a similar chemical (BPS), which also may pose health hazards similar to BPA. Both are easily transferred to skin.Attached is an interesting article with more details.https://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org/…/is-bpa-on-therm…

Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Thank you to these wonderful volunteers for braving the cold with us Saturday. And thank you Ron, one of our board members, for the coffee and donuts!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020