City News and Updates
Recycling Center For Rock Falls Residents
Rock Falls Recycling Center
2400 1st Avenue in Rock Falls, Illinois
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org & facebook.com/rockfallsrecycling
Hours: April – October the facility will be open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm November – March the facility will be open the 1st Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:00pm.
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
City of Rock Falls Emerald Ash Borer Program
The 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 email@example.com.