Not Accepted: Curling Irons, TVs, Household Batteries (accepted in a separate collection container in Police Dept. and City Hall), “White Goods” (Refrigerators, Dish Washers, Stoves, etc., Call Montgomery Trucking for curbside, fee-based collection - (815) 777-0672.)
Wireless Providers accept these to donate to victims of domestic abuse. They will clear the memory.
Household Items and Furniture: (also see Goodwill Industries, above)
Wendy Holman (affiliated with Salvation Army) (815) 777-1810
Will pick up large items
The Workshop 9380 US 20 West, Galena (815) 777-2211
The unit accepts: prescriptions, prescription patches, medications and ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, sample medications, and pet medications. Remove all personal information from prescriptions.
The unit does not accept: hydrogen peroxide, thermometers, inhalers, aerosol cans, over-the-counter ointments, lotions and liquids, and medications for businesses or clinics.
Saturday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Marina parking lot, off Territory Drive. The collection is open to all Jo Daviess County residents for household waste only, not business or farm-scale items. For more information, contact Emily Lubcke at email@example.com or (815) 777-2000.
HHW consists of products used around the home that contain ingredients which may harm people and the environment when stored or disposed of improperly and are usually labeled “caution” or “warning.” Typical products accepted include, but are not limited to:
Home Improvement: oil-based paint, stain, thinner, stripper, varnish, caulk, adhesives.
Pesticides / Herbicides: garden chemicals, insect repellant, mouse / rat poison, pet spray, mothballs.
Automotive: gasoline, wiper fluid, car wax, cleaners, solvents, brake fluid, body putty.
Other: pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, artist paints, and household batteries.
NOT accepted: latex paint, lead-acid batteries, antifreeze.
Permanent HHW Collection Site 3333 Kishwaukee St., Rockford (815)-987-5570
Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. & Sunday 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., except major holiday weekends. At the intersection of Kishwaukee & Sandy Hollow Road. It is currently run by Clean Harbors through the Rock River Reclamation District. They may be able to accept larger volumes from businesses or farms.
CFLs (compact fluorescent light bulbs): Jo Carroll Energy will no longer be collecting CFLs in the 5-gallon buckets previously located in the Owners’ Club lobby. You may use the following outlets at no charge:
Lowe’s 4100 Dodge Street, Dubuque, IA
Menards Progressive Parkway, Platteville, WI
2755 Illinois 26, Freeport, IL
TrueValue 116 North Main St., Stockton, IL
Freeport Recycling Center 657 N. Van Buren Avenue, Freeport (815) 232-2906
Groeling Salvage Inc. 217 E. Douglas, Freeport (815) 232-2525
Organic Waste, Devlor Renewal: Contact Angela Devere (815) 281-1392.
Located at the old Savanna Army Depot, Building 1100 off McIntyre Road, Devlor Renewal covers Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties. They accept cardboard rolls, coffee grounds and filters, eggshells, fireplace ashes, grass clippings and sawdust. They do not take black walnut tree leaves or twigs, dairy products or pet waste.