What You Can and Can’t Do When Disposing or Burning Leaves in Rockford


The City of Rockford is issuing an advisory to residents regarding leaf collection and disposal, including methods that are illegal within Rockford.

Prohibited disposal methods include leaf disposal in streets, detention basins, rivers, creeks, drainage ways and ditches. Property owners are also responsible for clearing storm inlets adjacent to their property of leaves and other debris.

Residents can dispose yard waste on regular garbage days through the end of November, but they must be properly labeled. Garbage cans containing yard waste must be marked with a bold “X” on the side of the can facing the street.

Yard waste cannot be mixed with regular garbage.

Burning of leaves and other landscaping waste is illegal in the City of Rockford.

For further questions, call 779-348-7160.

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