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City of Rockford



Rock River Disposal is proud to serve the City of Rockford, the industrial and cultural center of north central Illinois.


  • Household trash is unlimited, along with unlimited bulk items to be picked up.
  • 13 to 40 gallon containers or bags can be used, weighing less than 50 lbs. each.
  • Please see Bulk Refuse Rates below for an excessive clean up fee of a residential property.


Household recycling is unlimited. A blue recycling can is provided by Rock River Disposal to all residents. Residents may purchase additional blue recycling cans at a cost of $17/each by contacting Rock River Disposal. The use of trash cans to hold recycling is not acceptable. Click here to learn more about our recycling program.

Household yard waste is unlimited. Yard waste is all grass clippings, leaves and small branches from a residential property. All trimmings from bushes and small tree branches need to be bundled in 3′-4′ lengths with branches no thicker than 4” in diameter and not weighing over 25 lbs. No plastic bags of any kind will be accepted for pick up. There is a 50 lb. weight limit for all bags and cans with an X of yard waste. Yard Waste season runs typically from the beginning of April to the end of November.


There is a bulk charge for excessive refuse picked up from a residential property.  Please refer to the table below for current City of Rockford bulk refuse rates.


Authorized bulk refuse

Unauthorized bulk refuse

Up to 2 1/2 cubic yards

No charge  


2 1/2 to 5 cubic yards



5 to 7 1/2 cubic yards



Over 7 1/2 cubic yards

$30/ea. add. 2 1/2 cubic yards

$30/ea. add. 2 1/2 cubic yards


About Us

Phone:  815-965-2489

4002 S.Main Street
RockfordIllinois  61102
United States


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