Appliance & Used Tire Pick-Up
Refuse & Yard Waste Drop-Off Center
Free Leaf Collection
Household Hazardous Materials
Holiday Refuse Collection Schedule
Recycling Drop-Off Center
50 / 50 Tree Program
Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste
The City of Rock Island collects residential refuse once a week. A refuse fee with the following charges will be applied to your City utility bill:
$8 per month, $24 per quarter
$16 per month, $48 per quarter
$24 per month, $72 per quarter
$32 per month, $96 per quarter
The City provides every dwelling unit with one refuse cart at no charge. The customer may select the cart size (large 96-gallon or small 48-gallon).
Additional refuse carts
may be rented from the City for $8.00 per month and is billed $24 per quarter on in the property owner's utility bill.
To cancel the use of an additional cart, please fill out a
Voluntary Service Cancellation
and return it to the Finance Department at 1528 3rd Avenue.
Refuse carts are owned and maintained by the City. The Public Works Department will replace stolen refuse carts and repair or replace refuse carts damaged through normal activities. The customer will be charged for the repair or replacement of refuse carts damaged due to customer negligence or abuse.
The total weight of the refuse cart and refuse must not exceed the maximum weight shown on the refuse cart lid.
Refuse Cart Placement Guidelines
Please follow these
when setting out your refuse cart for collection:
Leave a gap of at least three feet between refuse carts.
Place refuse carts one foot from the curb or alley and at least three feet from any obstacle such as a parked vehicle, utility pole, or mailbox.
Place refuse carts with the wheels and handle towards your home.
Refuse cart lids must be closed.
Refuse that could damage the refuse cart, refuse truck, or that is prohibited for disposal in the landfill must not be placed in refuse carts. These materials include:
Rock, concrete, and asphalt
Hazardous waste (such as paint, cleaning supplies, pesticides)
Hot ashes or coals
Refuse carts must be placed at the designated collection point no later than 7:00 am on collection day. Refuse carts must not be placed at the designated collection point earlier than 8:00 pm the day prior to collection, and they must be returned to the storage area no later than 12:00 noon the day after collection.
Refuse trucks run Monday through Friday and follow
a collection route
, except on some holidays. Refer to the
holiday collection schedule
for changes in the schedule.
Public Works Department
1309 Mill Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Ph: (309) 732-2200
Fx: (309) 732-2380
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
When will my garbage be picked up if there is a holiday?
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City of Rock Island
1528 Third Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201