Leaf Collection

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Moline’s leaf vacuuming service runs between October 16 through December 8, 2023, weather permitting. The City has been divided into three areas from river to river. Crews work in each area Monday through Friday from north to south (1st Avenue to 52nd Avenue). Crews will begin working at the location where they ended the previous day. During the leaf collection period, residents may view the leaf collection map or call the Leaf Hotline at 309.524.2407 to hear a pre-recorded message of the locations of the vacuums.

Yard Waste Bags

Leaves and grass clippings must be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags of 30-gallon capacity or less. Yard waste collection begins for the season on Monday, March 27, 2023. Stickers are available for $2 at the Moline Finance Department, 1630 - 8th Avenue and local retailers. Stickers are not required from October 16 through December 15, 2023. Bags are to be placed at least three feet from the sanitation cart on the scheduled garbage collection days. Residents are encouraged to bag their leaves and take advantage of the "sticker-free" leaf bag collection period, rather than wait for the leaf vacuum collection. Leaf vacuuming is intended to aid in leaf disposal during the peak season and should not be considered the primary means of disposal.

Green Leaf Disposal

Residents may consider the most environmentally-friendly option of mulching or composting their leaves as a green method of leaf disposal.

Please note that burning of leaves, tree branches, and grass clippings is prohibited.