Rockford, Illinois News

City of Rockford resumes yard waste collection March 29

ROCKFORD — The City of Rockford’s waste contractor, Rock River Disposal, will resume seasonal collection of yard waste from city residents Monday, March 29.

Yard waste should be placed out for collection at the same time as household waste and recyclables. Yard waste consists of grass clippings, leaves and small branches from residential properties and will only be accepted if placed in two-ply compostable paper bags or in 32 gallon or smaller garbage cans clearly marked with a large “X” that is plainly visible from the street.

Twigs, branches and other types of large brush that cannot fit into either of these containers must be placed into bundles no more than four feet long by two feet in diameter. Bundles should be tied with string or twine and not metal, plastic, or tape.

No bag, can or bundle can weigh more than 50 pounds when loaded. Yard waste cannot be mixed with regular garbage nor placed in plastic bags for pickup. The burning of yard waste in Rockford city limits and unincorporated areas of Winnebago County within and immediately surrounding the city limits is also prohibited.