Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Rockford getting new, larger recycling bins

ROCKFORD (AP) — Residents in Rockford are getting new recycling bins.

About 51,000 homes are to receive larger, 32-gallon recycling bins. They'll replace 18-gallon bins this spring. The city is in the process of finalizing a seven-year contract with Rock River Disposal for curbside waste removal.

The Rockford Register Star reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1aGHGTd) that the city's recycling rate has typically been below the national average.

Illinois Recycling Association President Marta Keane says the larger containers are a good thing. She says it sends a message to residents to recycle more.

Loading more