Recycling Drop-Off Center

A Description

The City of Rock Island, along with the communities of Moline, East Moline, and Milan, each host drop-off recycling sites as part of the program sponsored in part by the Rock Island County Waste Management Agency (RICWMA).

The Recycling Drop Off Center is located at 701 2nd Street (East of the Municipal Services building) and is open 24 hours a day, every day, including holidays.

Residents should place materials in the large commingled containers as follows:

Separate containers will be provided for a mixture of washed and clean:
  • Plastics #one through seven (milk jugs, detergent, shampoo & liter bottles, food containers, etc.)
  • Tin cans and aluminum cans
Separate containers will be provided for a mixture of fiber, including:
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Chipboard or boxboard
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Mixed office paper
  • Phonebooks/Textbooks
  • Brown paper bags

Unacceptable items include:

aerosol cans, glass, any liquids, appliances, ashes, building materials or scraps, ceramic plates and cups, clothing, electronics, furniture, garbage, paint cans, plastic bags, styrofoam, tires, toys, windows, mirrors, and yard waste.

The Recycling Drop-Off Center does not accept household hazardous materials, white goods, garbage, or yard waste.

The City offers a Curbside Recycling Subscription Program for Rock Island citizens or businesses.