Selected Community Events
Fall Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Metals and Electronics Drive
Machesney Park Mall, South parking lot, 8750 North Second Street, Machesney Park, IL
Free drop off of most metals and electronics (except televisions) including appliances and any item containing metal. $10 fee for proper disposal of appliances with Freon (refrigerators, freezers, de-humidifiers) or propane grill tanks. For list of accepted items visit www.knib.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Martha Byrnes
Event Coordinator: Courtney Oertel
Executive Director: Lori Gummow
Craylon Recycling Drive
At area schools and at Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Office, 5417 N. Second St., Loves Park, IL 61111
At school-year end, children and art teachers collect broken, used and discarded crayons and deliver to Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful to be peeled, separated by color and eventually recycled into new crayons in fun shapes for distribution to children at recycling education programs.
Lori Gummow, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, 815-637-1343
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Medication Collection
Machesney Park Mall, 8750 North Second Street, South Mall Drive, Machesney Park, IL; and from 9 a.m. to Noon only at two additional locations: Belvidere Township Building, 8200 Fairgrounds Road, Belvidere and South Beloit Fire Department, 429 Gardner Street, South Beloit, IL
Free drop-off of un-used, expired or un-wanted medications (prescription or over-the-counter), preferably in original packaging with personal information blacked out.
Lori Gummow, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful
Spring Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Metals and Electronics Drive
Machesney Park Mall South parking lot, Machesney Park, IL
Free drop-off of electronics (except TVs), appliances ($10 fee for items containing Freon or propane tanks), and any item containing metal, for recycling.
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful
Volunteer Coordinator Martha Byrnes
Event Coordinator Courtney Oertel
Executive Director Lori Gummow
Great American Cleanup (TM)
Throughout Winnebago and Boone Counties
Pre-registered Individuals and teams may pick up safety equipment at 20 locations 8-9 a.m. and clean litter from pre-assigned roadsides throughout the morning. Event organized by Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful.
Frank Manzullo, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful, 815-637-1343