Yard Waste Bag Rules

Rules & Regulations


Yard Waste Collection Program subscribers should abide by the following rules and regulations when using yard waste bags:
  • Yard waste must be placed in a two-ply paper yard waste bag with a City of Rock Island yard waste sticker. Stickers are available at City Hall at the cost of $1 per sticker. Various retail stores also sell yard waste stickers (prices may vary).
  • Brush and limbs may be bundled outside of yard waste bags and will be collected as long as the bundles weigh less than 50 pounds and are less than 42 inches long and 24 inches in diameter. Bundles may only be tied with twine or string. Brush and limbs must be three inches in diameter or less to be considered as yard waste.
  • Yard waste mixed with regular household refuse will not be taken.
  • Yard waste must be set out at the normal pick up point by 7:00 am on your designated yard waste collection day in order to guarantee pick-up.