Moline’s leaf vacuuming service runs between October 14 through December 13, 2019, 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 may be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags available at local retailers. Yard waste collection begins for the season on Monday, April 1, 2019. Starting April 15 through April 26, 2019, stickers will not be required, but will be required starting April 29 through October 11, 2019. Stickers are available for $2 at the Moline Finance Department, 1630 - 8th Avenue and most local hardware and grocery stores. Stickers are not required from October 14 through December 13, 2019. 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.