Landfills

Holiday Hours

The Winnebago Landfill and Rochelle Landfill will be closed on December 25th and January 1st. 
Both landfills will be open on December 26th and January 2nd. 
The hours of operation for the 26th and 2nd will be from 6AM to 4PM. 

Welcome to Winnebago Landfill

Responsible, Safe, Waste Disposal and Recycling Services

Winnebago Landfill Company, part of the Rock River Environmental Services, provides safe, responsible and efficient solid waste disposal and recycling services throughout northern Illinois, including the Chicago area. As a result of our diversified operations, including landfills, transfer stations, and compost services, we can accommodate just about any disposal need that arises.

Winnebago Landfill Company pays host fees to our siting authority, Winnebago County, for each ton of waste deposited in the landfill. The host fee is an agreed-upon amount that we pay to the county, in addition to taxes and other fees. These fees go directly to the county’s general fund and are used at the discretion of the Winnebago County Board. One major use of the host fees is to provide funding for several local non-profit organizations.

The Winnebago Landfill is home to the Winnebago Energy Center, which produces electrical power from the landfill gas generated in the landfill. This is accomplished by using specialized engines that run off landfill gas. The electricity generated is then distributed to the power grid for public consumption.

Landfills in general are increasingly becoming regional in nature. Gone are the days when many small communities in the same region each had their own landfills; there are now fewer and larger landfills. This evolution toward regional landfills has been driven by increased environmental regulation standards, cost of construction, operation, and closure of landfill units. The rise of more efficient means of transporting large volumes of waste through greater distances also contributes.

At Winnebago Landfill, we receive waste from eight different counties in the Northern Illinois region.

Request Waste Disposal Services

For your convenience we have provided these downloadable forms online. To initiate service, please fill out the appropriate form from the following menu, depending on the type of service you will need. If you have any questions about which form to use or any of the items within the forms, please call us at 815-668-7504.

Informational Documents

Restrictions

Tires, batteries, hazardous waste, liquids of any kind (household cleaners, paint, etc..), appliances (refrigerators, washers & dryers, water heaters, air conditioners, etc..), medical waste and e-waste (computers, printers, monitors, tv’s etc…).

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