Volume 1 | June 2020
Hot news & updates you need to know
We are full of key information that we'd like to share with you from finding a list of what can you recycle, what you need to know before you come out here, latest changes and updates with electronics, and how to donate to KNIB. We will be closed at both locations on July 4 due to the holiday.
Please check out our website under Programs & Events to find more details on one of our upcoming drives or events such as Great American Clean up, our Earth Day 50 Virtual Ball, Shred Day and, new this year, Mud Volleyball and the Halloween Boo Bash!

It's time for our
We will be hosting this only at the Loves Park City Hall at 100 Heart Blvd.
from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.


It's time to sign up NOW for the Great American Cleanup! Register online and where you want to pick up the provided supplies from. This activity promotes social distancing so we encourage families and groups to come out, spread out and help clean up our neighborhoods!
Supplies provided are litter grabbers, vests, gloves and garbage bags. Sign up by June 16!

There are several opportunities to volunteer for and we need you! Click the link to go to our list or call Roxanne for more details at 815-637-1343.


URGENT Volunteer Opportunity: we are in great need of a Greeter on Tuesdays from 2 pm - 5 pm but the job can be divided into two shifts. Must LOVE people. Very customer service friendly. We like to make our customers feel welcome when they arrive. Call to get more details.

Great American Cleanup is June 20: Please sign up for the Great American Cleanup by June 16 . Check out our two new location sites for supply pick up.

Thank you! Big shout out to all of those that have endured the current pandemic and have still come out to help us service the community. I’ve enjoyed working with you all!

A Huge Thank You to these customers who dropped off donuts for the volunteers!
You are the best! 
A Message From Pam
Update - We are essential!
We have as many cars coming through the recycle center as we always have. I’m so grateful to all the people that want to do the right thing and recycle, even under these circumstances. It’s so crazy what the world is going through right now! We at Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful continue to fulfill our mission; To improve the environment through education, public awareness and community involvement. We do this everyday, every time we pick up the phone, and every time we greet you in the line. We are here for all of you and will continue to service our community.

We heard your comments! We will be opening our 2nd location July 1! We will be open on Wednesdays from 2 pm - 5 pm & Saturdays from 9 am - noon. (Please note: we will be closed on July 4.) Also, we are still in need of a pallet scale, a fork lift and a floor jack. And, of course, VOLUNTEERS!

Our new location is:
8409 N. Second St., Machesney Park, IL