Landscape waste, grass trimmings, tree limbs, etc., is banned from landfills by Illinois Law and must be recycled through a composting facility.

Discarded vegetation is not accepted at Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycle Centers.

Compost is plant matter that has been decomposed and will be recycled as a fertilizer.  Garden waste such as vines, decayed vegetables and fruit can be composted as well as fruit and vegetable scraps.  Meat, fish, poultry scraps and bones should NOT be be composted.

What to Compost Click Here

Illinois Extension Service:  Home composting Click Here

Rock River Valley Compost Click Here
6200 Baxter Road (corner of Mulford), Cherry Valley

Usually open early April through early December,
excluding major holidays.

Leaflan in Beloit no longer accepts yard waste.