On July 1, 2014 the Village of Machesney Park moved into agreement with Rock River Disposal as the removal carrier for single and duplex residential homes within the Village.

New residents are required to contact Rock River Disposal (see below) to set up an account for refuse collection and removal.  Rock River Disposal offers five services for residential customers within the Village: curbside waste removal, curbside recycling services, large item removal, yard waste removal, and hazardous waste collection.

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Rock River Disposal
4002 South Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61102
(815) 965-2489

To help residents in the transition we would like to provide the following information on residential refuse removal. (Click here for informational document)


Important Services Information:


Household trash is unlimited along with one bulk item per week.

35 gal. cans or bags can be used for trash. Each can is not to be more than 50 lbs in weight.

There is a charge for an excessive clean up of a residential property. A $25.00 per hopper extra after the first hopper will be billed to the resident by Rock River Disposal. For example, if there are 4 extra hoppers required, $75.00 ($25.00 x 3) will be charged to the residential property.


Household recycling is unlimited. A bin is provided by Rock River Disposal, upon request, to all residents.  The use of trash cans to hold recycling is not acceptable.


Household yard waste is unlimited. Yard waste is all grass clippings, leaves, and small branches (no bigger than 4″ in diameter) from a residential property. A 50 lb. weight limit on all cans with an X, or yard waste specific brown paper bags, is enforced. All tree branches and bush trimmings need to be cut and bundled no more than 3′-5′ length. In the fall residents may rake their leaves to the curb in a long wind row for vacuuming. Yard Waste season runs typically from the beginning of April to the end of November, but may vary each year depending on the weather.

NOTE:  Village of Machesney Park controlled yard waste burning is approved ONLY during the months of April & November.  Please contact Village Hall at (815) 877-5432 with any questions. 


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