Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Resumes Recycling Collection

May 21, 2019

Credit Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is once again accepting paper, plastic, and glass at its recycling center in Rockford. 

The nonprofit’s development director Beverly Broyles says they had to temporarily stop accepting the waste because their partners weren’t able to export it to China. Broyles says the group worked out an alternative arrangement with Rock River Disposal.

“That’s going to be a much more feasible operation for us to do, and we’re also able to work with Paper Recovery Services and have a partnership with them to take our paper products,” she said.

The center in Roscoe will remain closed. Broyles also urges residents to make sure their recyclables are clean before taking them to the recycling center, in order to avoid contamination.