Rockford – Tuesday Curbside Recycling
Your recycling collection is referred to as “single-stream” or “comingled” recycling. This means that all recyclables go into your recycling cart together and do not need to be sorted. Materials are sorted at a single-stream sorting facility after collection.
This recycling guide is only applicable to residents in the section of the map below. If you are not located in this area of Rockford, go back to the recycling page to view the map and calendar for your area.
Flatten boxes; remove large staples and plastic wrap; tape and labels are okay; must be clean; Do NOT bundle or tie together
NOT ACCEPTED: wax-coated boxes, 6-, 12- or 24-pack beverage cases, greasy or dirty boxes
Plastic Bottles, Jugs and Grocery Bags
Must be stamped #1 through #7; NO STYROFOAM; must be clean and dry; labels are okay; throw away caps and lids; plastic bags must be stamped with a #2 or #4 recycle sign.
NOT ACCEPTED: plastics without recycle symbol and number (pool covers, tarps, pools, toys, zip-top bags, cling wrap), paper- or wax-coated milk or juice cartons, Styrofoam containers/packaging (plates, cups, take-out boxes, egg cartons, packing peanuts), syringes, garden hoses/rubber, furniture, pools, toys, buckets, barrels, free-flowing liquids, plastic caps and lids, glitter, ribbon or embellishments
Remove plastic strapping and rubber bands; put shredded paper in paper bags; plastic windows in envelopes are okay
NOT ACCEPTED: string, twine, stickers, coins or plastic stuck on papers, paper cartons and juice boxes, label or sticker paper, plastic-coated or waxy paper, spiral bound notebooks, books, pet food bags, glitter, ribbon or embellishments, photographs, greasy or dirty paper
Tin Cans & Aluminum
Rinse clean and flatten.
NOT ACCEPTED: paint cans, appliances, hangers, fencing, scrap metal, aerosol cans or containers with food residue
Boxboard includes items like tissue boxes, cereal boxes and paper towel rolls. Break down and remove any contaminants (food, plastic or foil packaging)
NOT ACCEPTED: Styrofoam, wax- or foil-coated boxes, refrigerator or freezer boxes, including 6-, 12- or 24-pack beverage cases
Clear & Colored Glass Bottles & Containers
Rinse clean and remove lids. Labels may be left on containers.
NOT ACCEPTED: plastic bags, CRT glass (monitors or TV screens), light bulbs, window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, cups, bowls or plates
Monthly Recycling Schedule
Observed holidays can be found at grangernet.com/schedule-guidelines. As indicated on the calendar, collections are delayed by one day when the holiday falls on a weekday.