City News and Updates

Sauk Valley UNITE

Do you need your house painted?

Teens (in grades 8 – 12) and their adult leaders from across the region will come together to SERVE, LOVE, and UNITE the communities of the Sauk Valley through painting houses for people who cannot afford it or do it for themselves. This year’s event is June 5 – 8, 2018.

For more information please click here





New Recycling Center Opening For Rock Falls Residents

Rock Falls Recycling Center, located at
2400 1st Avenue in Rock Falls, Illinois
will be open on the first and third Saturdays
of each month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Items accepted:
Electronics-TVs, VCRs, DVD players, scrap metal,
Household Appliances – washers, dryers, refrigerators,
microwaves, car batteries, etc.

Items NOT accepted:
Petroleum/products containing petroleum, paint,
tires, bulk waste, furniture, pallets, etc.

*Bring a City of Rock Falls utility bill & photo ID for
verification of Rock Falls residence

Pickup may be available if needed. Please call
815-622-9490 in advance to schedule pickup


City of Rock Falls Emerald Ash Borer Program

AshBorerThe Emerald Ash Borer has caused major destruction in Illinois by invading millions of Ash trees. The Ash, a typically resilient tree to the stresses of residential locations, is no match for the Emerald Ash Borer. The insect burrows in the tree right under its bark, effectively destroying its water and nutrient transporting tissues. Eventually, the Ash succumbs to starvation with no way to absorb its food source. Severe environmental and economic consequences are occurring as a result of Ash trees dying off across the Midwest. However, a plan to deal with the stressors of Emerald Ash Borer can mitigate the negative effects felt by a community.

In October 2015, the state of Illinois announced it will no longer restrict the movement of any cut, non-coniferous firewood within the state. This move was implemented because the EAB has been found in more counties within the state, making the pest too widespread to continue to regulate. Illinois joins Missouri, Iowa, and Kentucky in the deregulation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

For more information, see the State’s PDF press release.

Do you have Ash trees on your property?

Help us inventory the city’s population of ash trees by reporting trees on your property. Email the team