ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Advanced Disposal, has announced the opening of a newly acquired transfer station in Roscoe, Ill. The facility, located at 13125 N. 2nd St., will provide much needed disposal and recycling services to the greater Rockford area.
"We are pleased to open the Roscoe Transfer Station and provide businesses and residents a comprehensive and environmentally responsible way to recycle or dispose of waste materials," said Jay Rooney, regional vice president for Advanced Disposal.
The Roscoe Transfer Station is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays to accept municipal solid waste, non-hazardous industrial waste, construction and demolition debris, and single-stream recycling from the public and third party haulers. The waste delivered to this facility is safely disposed of at Advanced Disposal's Orchard Hills Landfill located in Davis Junction, Ill., and various recycling companies in the Rockford area.
The Roscoe Transfer Station accepts the following items for recycling:
. Glass Containers: Food jars and bottles without lids (green, brown and clear)
. Plastics #1-7
. Metal Cans: Food cans only
. Aluminum: Cans and scrap (foil, pie tins, etc., separated)
. Corrugated Cardboard: flattened
. Paper: Newspapers, direct mail, paper bags, office/computer paper, chipboard, wire-ring notebooks, phone books, paperbacks and magazines
. Yard waste
From 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday, Advanced Disposal welcomes Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) to the Roscoe Transfer Station as the organization hosts a public recycling drop-off event. For more information about Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful and its recycling guidelines, visit www.knib.org.
Advanced Disposal purchased the Roscoe property in late June. The purchase included the 7-acre property, an 18,000-square-foot transfer building, 3,000 square-foot office area and a 10,700-square-foot two-story building. Prior to the purchase, the transfer station had been inactive since late 2012.