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Although recycling cans, paper, glass bottles, and plastic containers we collect at home for curbside pickup is a good start, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. In order to help reverse many of the trends we’ve established as consumers – both at home and industry – we must be consistently vigilant for opportunities to recycle everywhere. Better habits can save energy, resources, and money too. At Rock River Environmental Solutions, we are taking our corporate initiative for internal recycling to every niche of our company as well as to our customers.

Our experienced, safety-conscious, and OSHA-certified professionals, state-of-the-art equipment and extended resources allows us to efficiently handle even your most complex industrial challenges.

We offer our customers:

  • Universal Waste/e-Waste: Recyling of batteries, bulbs, ballasts, and CRTs/electronic scrap.
  • Propane: Propane recycling center for removing and collecting propane gas from small and medium-sized discarded propane cylinders.
  • Oil/Fuel Oil/Coolant: Equipment and resources for refining and/or recycling of oil or coolant waste stream.

Please call 815.654.4726 should you need more information on finding alternative handling methods for your company’s oils, solvents, fuel oils, propane gas, and other waste streams.

Did you know?

According to the USEPA, nearly everything we do leaves behind some kind of waste. In fact, in 2006, U.S. residents, businesses, and institutions produced more than 251 million tons of municipal solid waste, which is approximately 4.6 pounds of waste per person per day. In addition, American industrial facilities generate and dispose of approximately 7.6 billion tons of industrial solid waste each year.

The improper disposal of electronics, batteries, and light bulbs has a significant impact on both the environment and public health. At Rock River Environmental Solutions, we ensure your security, reduce your potential liability, and help to maintain viable recycling commodities by delivering your universal wastes only to reputable and permitted end markets.

We send your universal waste to one of only three companies in all North America that perform the entire recycling process from start to finish on a recyclable commodity and can provide you with recycling certificates.

In addition, we can work right along with you to train your employees, maintain the necessary containers and equipment, and launch a recycling program that will help your company meet environmental goals, comply with existing and proposed legislation, and save money.

Rock River Environmental Solutions collects universal wastes for recycling at an EPA-registered facility. Refer to the “Did You Know?” box on this page for our full list of accepted universal waste.

Did you know?

We collect the following universal waste for recycling: Batteries Alkaline Lead Acid (Wet or Dry cell) Lithium Ni-Cad (Nickel Cadmium) Silver Oxide Mercury Nickel Iron Bulbs Straight Fluorescents U-Tubes, Circ-lines, Compacts HID Lamps Low Pressure Sodium Lamps High Pressure Sodium Lamps Metal Halide Lamps Mercury Vapor Lamps Ballasts Non-PCB Ballasts CRTs/Electronic Scrap Computer Screens Televisions Printers, photocopiers, keyboards.

Propane is a clean, cost effective, safe and reliable alternative fuel. Rock River Environmental Solutions has recognized through the years that many waste disposal facilities will simply incinerate this fuel when we have chosen to recover it and allow it to remain a resource.

Rock River Environmental Solutions has established a propane-recycling center for removing and collecting propane gas from small and medium-size discarded propane cylinders.

We download the contents of small propane cylinders into a larger receiving cylinder and then either use the propane or distribute it back to market, eliminating the need for disposal.

Did you know?

According to the National Propane Gas Association ( in a single year, 18.895 billion gallons of propane were sold in the U.S. 7.942 billion gallons were sold to residential and commercial users, 8.467 billion gallons were sold to the chemical industry, 891 million gallons were sold to industrial operations, and 981 million gallons sold to agricultural users.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forecasts that oil demand will continue to grow strongly and oil will remain the world’s single most important source of energy for the foreseeable future. In fact, OPEC forecasts that oil’s share of the worldwide energy market will fall only about 5% from 1995 to 2020. Whether alternative fuels gain a greater market advantage than what OPEC is willing to forecast remains to be seen, but we understand that oil is still a valuable resource that must be handled responsibly. We maintain our own tankers and have key relationships with facilities that recycle / refine used oil.

Second only to oil, coolants are one of the most ubiquitous industrial waste streams in the market. Because they have value in the marketplace, recycling them is both good environmental practice and good business.

Please call us today at 815.654.4726 should you need information on how we can help you save money and resources through cost-efficient recycling of your waste oil or coolant.

Did you know?

The amount of oil spilled from the Exxon Valdez was 10.8 million gallons which could neatly fill up about 125 olympic-sized swimming pools!

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