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In order for our crews to remove snow and ice from city streets, we must have the ability to safely and effectively maneuver a plow up and down our streets. If a snow or ice storm reaches the point that streets are becoming difficult to clear, city officials can declare a Snow Emergency. A Snow Emergency requires that vehicles be parked on the odd side of the street when the date ends in an odd and on the even side of the street when the date ends on an even. For example, on January 5th, you would park on the odd side of the street. If the snow emergency carries into the next day, at AM your car should be moved to the even side of the street.
Our mission is to provide for the collection and disposal of solid waste and recyclables in a manner that is consistent with federal and state regulations as well as to encourage the reuse efforts of the community. Below you will find the most frequent requested information related to garbage service, recycling, yard waste, and residential hazardous materials disposal. Please note that the Bill Pay feature is not available at this time for our region. Rock River Disposal has also developed the WasteConnect App, a mobile application offering service and recycling information to residents.
Simply download the app to stay connected with service schedules, reminders, alerts and recycling information. All Rockford residential properties have unlimited collection once a week, Monday through Thursday except holidays. Residents may place any amount of garbage out for pickup but it must be containerized in garbage with a capacity of no more than gallons with tight fitting lids or secured bags weighing no more than 50 pounds.
Large items that will not fit in garbage cans or bags may also be placed for pick-up. Residents do not need to call ahead to put out large quantities of garbage but please be aware that they may be subject to the bulk waste charges. Please read below for additional information regarding bulk item collection. Building and remodeling materials, automobile parts, oil, tires, and liquid wastes will not be accepted. City of Rockford ordinance requires all garbage, garbage cans or bags to be stored at an inconspicuous location, generally out of sight from the street, until 3 p.
Empty garbage cans must be returned to an inconspicuous location by 8 a.
Normal garbage collection days for all Rockford residents are Monday through Thursday. If you are a new resident and need to know your garbage collection day, simply address in the Garbage Boundary Map web or in the Waste Wizard tool featured above. If a collection day falls upon the holidays listed below, collection will be delayed by one day for the scheduled pick-up day and the balance of the week. If you are having an issue with your garbage service or have a missed pick-up, please contact Rock River Disposal direct at or by using the Waste Wizard tool featured above.
Bulk items are household items that are too large to be placed in a garbage can or bag. Items containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, will be accepted only if they are certified Freon-free by a d refrigeration technician. Bulk items are collected the same day as your regularly scheduled garbage pick-up. The size of some bulk items may need to be reduced before collection for safety purposes. If you feel you have an atypically large bulk item, please contact Rock River Disposal at to verify pick-up eligibility. Citizens may also elect to transport bulk items themselves to the Winnebago Landfill.
Please contact the landfill direct at to confirm disposal rates and hours of operation. The City encourages all residents to take advantage of the recycling program. Rockford IL and ally really dating household is furnished with a blue gallon recycling bin.
If you do not have one, residents may purchase a new one through Rock River Disposal by calling Residents may also purchase a bin from a retailer as long as it is blue and clearly labeled for recycling. Recyclables will be collected on your regular garbage day.
Please see the Recycling Guidelines sheet posted below to verify items can be recycled. Residents may also verify if an item can be recycled by using the Waste Wizard tool featured above or by downloading the WasteConnect mobile App. Rockford Recycling Guidelines. Please visit their website for operational hours and their Green Guide for a comprehensive list of accepted items. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful also accepts electronics and monitors as discussed in the Electronic Waste Disposal section below. Yard waste pick-up occurs only during the spring, summer and fall growing seasons along with a special pick-up for Christmas trees in January.
A press release is sent out in the spring, fall, and shortly after the winter holidays advising when these pick-ups will and end.
Residents missing the final collection date for yard waste will have one additional chance for it to be collected during the annual Christmas tree pick-up. Each January, Rock River Disposal will collect Christmas trees from residents on their normally scheduled garbage pick-up day. These pick-ups typically occur in the second or third full week.
A press release is sent out prior to the collection advising when the collection will occur.
Trees must be free of all ornaments, stands, lights, and other decorative materials. Residents may also dispose of any remaining yard waste if properly containerized. It is requested that yard waste only be placed in 2-ply biodegradable paper bags and not in garbage cans for this pick-up, as yard waste may freeze in cans preventing complete collection. Residential yard waste pick-up occurs the same day as your regularly scheduled garbage pick-up. Twigs, branches and other types of large brush that cannot fit into either of these containers must be placed in bundles no more than 4 feet long by 2 feet in diameter.
Branches and limbs exceeding 4 inches in diameter will not be accepted. Bundles should be tied with string or twine, not metal. Additional restrictions to yard waste collection include tree stumps and roots balls. No bag, can or bundle can weigh more than 50 pounds when loaded. Yard waste cannot be mixed with regular garbage nor placed in plastic bags for pickup. A printable Yard Waste Guidelines brochure can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Please call to verify operational hours and current disposal rates. Rockford Yard Waste Guidelines. Leaf burning in the City of Rockford limits and unincorporated areas of Winnebago County within and immediately surrounding the City limits is illegal.
Please call the Police and Fire non-emergency to report illegal burning Leaves can be collected the same as your other yard waste and picked up during your regularly scheduled garbage day. It is a violation to dispose of leaves and grass clippings into the streets as they clog both street sweepers and storm sewer drains which can cause flooding. Please report violations related to the disposal of leaves and grass clipping in City streets to the Public Works Department at These items will not be collected if placed out with sanitary garbage.
Disposal is free of charge except for TVs and monitors that are subject to the fee schedule below. In accordance with CERA, only intact electronics from residential consumers will be accepted.
Partial electronic devices, components and parts, and business-derived electronic waste will be rejected. The facility is open to the public on Tuesdays, from 2 p. Hours may be restricted on and around holidays. The facility is open Wednesdays, from 2 p. In addition to CEDs, please visit www. City of Rockford residents with electronics smaller than 2 feet by 2 feet may also place CEDs, except for TVs and monitors, in their City-issued blue recycling bins for collection.
This service is by appointment only and there is a cost involved.
To schedule a drop-off or for more information and current disposal rates, please contact Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful at Illinois residents not businesses can dispose of household hazardous waste at the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Center at Kishwaukee Street on Saturdays from 8 a.
Commonly generated acceptable hazardous wastes includes the following: aerosols, corrosives, oxidizers, solvents, oil-based paints, waste oil, pesticides, fertilizers, batteries no alkalineand fluorescent lamps.
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Up to 4 passenger tires without the metal rim per vehicle are also accepted at the site for Rockford residents. Large truck, semi, agricultural, and other commercial tires are prohibited. Unacceptable waste includes: radioactive waste, compressed gas, explosives, large drums, and other bulk packaged materials. Waste generated from a commercial source or large volume containers typically larger than 5 gallons, will not be accepted.
The facility accepts a large variety of batteries with the exception of alkaline and automotive batteries. Alkaline batteries should be discarded with your general trash. Automotive batteries should be returned to a local automotive or battery retailers for recycling per Illinois law. Please refer to this Battery Management Guide to determine how to manage several battery types. Please refer to the Pharmaceuticals section below for prescription medication disposal options. Latex paint will not be accepted. Residents are encourage to dispose of open cans of latex paint by leaving them open to dry or by adding cat litter or oil dry to help speed up solidification process.
Paint cans containing completely dry paint, with lids removed, should then be placed next to garbage cans containing general household refuse on normal pick-up days. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will occasionally host used medication drives for these items.
Prescription and other pharmaceuticals may also be disposed of for free in a hour secure drop box located in the lobby of each Rockford Police Department District station and City Hall at the addresses listed below. Citizens may drop off up to one, 1-gallon bag per visit, once a week. Medications shall be removed from the original container and placed in a clear, self-closing disposable bag, provided by the citizen disposing the medication.