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The Machesney Park location at

8409 N. 2nd Street, Machesney Park. (The old Behr Iron & Metal)

has hours on Wednesdays from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00 am - Noon.


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4665 Hydraulic Road, Rockford

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It's time to start planning your cleanup teams and areas! Great American Cleanup is just around the corner! April 24 from 9am-noon. Pre-register by April 16. Go to www.knib.org!

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Happy Friday! We just wanted to mention that we WILL be open this Saturday at both recycle centers from 9am-noon! Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday, February 19, 2021

In honor of National Pizza Day, remember that greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable. Here's the 411...when paper is recycled it is mixed with water. Grease and oil float & will then combine with the pulp, ruining the batch. So enjoy the pizza, but toss the box in the trash. @KnibGoGreen

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

In honor of National Pizza Day, remember that greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable. Here's the 411...when paper is recycled it is mixed with water. Grease and oil float & will then combine with the pulp, ruining the batch. So enjoy the pizza, but toss the box in the trash. @KnibGoGreen

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

DUE TO THE EXTREME COLD this week, we have limited hours & items that we will be able to accept. Machesney Park will be closed on Wednesday, 2/10/21 for all donation drop offs. Hydraulic Road will only be open on Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30am-4:30pm & will ONLY accept TVs, electronics & appliances. Please check back to Facebook or our website at www.knib.org to see about Saturday. Thank you.

Monday, February 8, 2021

**DUE TO BAD WEATHER, the Rockford Recycle Center will be closed on Tuesday, 1/26/21, for donation drop offs. We expect to be open for donation drop offs on Wednesday at the Machesney Park location from 2 pm - 5 pm.

Monday, January 25, 2021

KNIB does not take grocery bags but we have found a place that does! Rockford Wellness is taking in those bags until Feb 15 for Project Love. The bags are then woven into mats for the homeless. You can even be a part of the weaving by stopping by during their office hours to drop off the bags and to find a time to get in on the weaving. Please call them for more information at: 815-708-0125https://www.rockfordwellness.com/

Friday, January 22, 2021

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