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Posted on: February 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearings on the Request for Approval of a Site for a New Pollution Control Facility

A rendering of a typical, fully enclosed LRS transfer station facility.

Members of the public may participate in the transfer station siting process in the following ways:

  1. Oral public comment.  To make an oral public comment, a notice of participation must be filed with the City Clerk before the first day of the siting hearing, or you may register with the Hearing Officer on the day of the siting hearing. 
  2. Participating as a party. If you or your attorney intend to present evidence and/or cross examine witnesses at the siting hearing, you must register in writing as a party not less than ten (10) days prior to the commencement of the hearing. Link to register as a party.
  3. Written Comment. You may file a written comment with the City Clerk concerning the appropriateness of the proposed site for its intended purpose. Written comments should be mailed or delivered to the City of Moline City Clerk’s Office, 619 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265. Written comments should refer to the “City of Moline Application for Local Siting Approval – Lakeshore Recycling Systems Transfer Station.” Written comments must be received by the City Clerk or postmarked no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the last public hearing in order to be considered by the Hearing Officer.

Public Hearing Dates:

Livestream link:

June 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers

The public hearing, if not completed on June 27th, shall resume on the following dates:

June 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers

June 29, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers

June 30, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Project:

Moline is reviewing a siting application for a new private sector transfer station proposed to be located near the Quad Cities International Airport that is expected to help the city control future garbage rates, extend the useful life of area landfills, bring two recycling drop-off centers back to Rock Island County and spur further development in TIF 7.

Lakeshore Recycling Systems – a Rosemont, Ill.-based company that runs closed-loop waste and recycling centers in nine Midwest states – has proposed building a 15,000-square-foot waste and material transfer facility on 47th Street, near the intersection of 47th Street and 78th Avenue. The project site is on land owned by the airport and within Moline’s “air industrial park” TIF 7 district. This would be the first development in TIF 7 since its creation.

A transfer station is an enclosed building where municipal waste, recyclables and landscape waste are taken by waste collection trucks to be consolidated onto larger and more efficient semi-trailers for transportation to a final destination. 

In addition to requiring siting approval from Moline, the facility must also obtain a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Moline City Administrator Bob Vitas said he anticipates it will take around six months to get through the necessary regulatory phases and public hearings, with a potential City Council vote on the siting application expected in late summer. 

Documents related to Lakeshore Recycling System Proposed Transfer Station:

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