City of Rockford Responds to New Electronic Waste Disposal Requirements

 The City of Rockford and Rock River Disposal announce the procedure for Rockford residents to follow in response to newly enacted legislation under the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Public Act 97-287 which prohibits the disposal of electronic waste into landfills. 



Illinois residents are no longer able to dispose of “electronic waste” in their curbside garbage because the above law prohibits disposal of it into landfills.  E-waste consists of computers, video game consoles, computer monitors, electronic mice, printers, scanners, televisions, digital converter boxes, electronic keyboards, cable receivers, fax machines, satellite receivers, videocassette recorders, digital video disc recorders, portable digital music players, small scale servers, DVD players, cellular telephones.



Rock River Disposal will provide three (3) drop-off sites that are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00PM.  The drop-off at these locations will be free of charge to Rockford residents.  The drop-off locations are as follows:


Rock River Environmental Services             5450 Wansford Way, Suite 225

                                                          Rockford, IL   61109


Rock River Disposal                                    4002 South Main Street  

Rockford, IL 61102


Winnebago Landfill                                     8403 Lindenwood Road

Rockford, IL 61109 

Curbside pick-up is also available for a $35.00 fee.  This fee is separate from the garbage cost reflected on normal water billing.  It is a private arrangement between residents and Rock River Disposal.  Call (815) 965-2489 during normal business hours to schedule a pick-up with a Customer Service Representative.

In addition to the above collection effort, several other outlets for disposal are available: 

American Appliances                    (815) 229-1401

Best Buy                                           (815) 395-8405

Goodwill Industries                                  (815) 965-3795

Joseph Behr and Sons                    (815) 987-2680

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful conducts an electronic recovery drive the first Saturday of May and October for most electronic items, except televisions. For further information call (815) 637-1343 or online at

Paper Recovery Service Corp.    (815) 636-2329

The Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Public Act 97-287 went into effect January 1, 2012.

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