KNIB Rockford Recycle Center


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


4665 Hydraulic RoadKeep Northern Illinois BeautifulRockford, IL 61109


Every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning, year-round, the volunteer-staffed Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Center needs about 6 people per shift to lift donated items from vehicles and sort into paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass bottles, clothing, metals and electronics.

Accepted items listed at

Tuesday shifts: 1:30-3:30 and/or 3:15-5:15 p.m.

Saturday shifts: 8:30-10:30 a.m. and/or 10:15-12:15 p.m.

Double shifts as available (3.5 hours)

All ages 14-up.

Activities are primarily outdoors in any weather; close-toed shoes strongly recommended.

Volunteers with forklift training and/or use of baler please call 815-637-1343 to offer further assistance.


  • Customer Service
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 3.5 hours. Once or regularly or specific time.
  • Must be able to stand, lift, follow safety procedures.

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