Recycling Center Now Accepting Metals, Electronics, and Clothing

ROSCOE (WIFR) -- The KEEP NORTHERN ILLINOIS BEAUTIFUL Recycling Center in Roscoe will start accepting metals, electronics and bagged clothing this Saturday, August 10, from 9 a.m. – Noon.

Last week, August 3rd, the Center re-opened at the original site, 13125 North Second Street, on the frontage road half-mile north of McCurry Road,
following 10 months in a temporary location.

“We are pleased to be able to offer the community a full-service recycling center,” said Lori Gummow, Executive Director of KEEP NORTHERN ILLINOIS BEAUTIFUL. “In addition to our three-times-yearly clothing drives at Schnucks sites and our semi-annual Metals and Electronics Drive at Machesney Park Mall, now we’ll be able to accept most of these type of recyclables, along with plastic, aluminum, glass and metal recyclable containers, every Saturday in Roscoe.”

The Recycling Center in Roscoe accepts the following items:
Metals, except appliances containing Freon Electronics, except no TVs or computer monitors
Bagged clothing, shoes, stuffed toys and linens
Glass Containers: Food jars and bottles (green, brown or clear)
Plastic Containers: Bottles coded #1 and #2 with “necks and shoulders”
Metal Cans: Food cans only
Aluminum: Cans and scrap (foil, pie tins, etc.)
Corrugated Cardboard: Flattened; no pizza boxes
Paper, preferably in paper bags: Newspapers, unwanted mail, paper bags, office paper, chipboard, wire ring notebooks, magazines and soft-cover books
Cell Phones

The KEEP NORTHERN ILLINOIS BEAUTIFUL all-volunteer staffed recycling center has been in operation for 23 years. To register as a volunteer contact Martha Byrnes at or 815-637-1343.

For additional information about recycling specific items, consult the Green Guide on the Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful website,; visit the KEEP NORTHERN ILLINOIS BEAUTIFUL Facebook page, or call 815-637-1343.

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