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East Moline General Information

Burn Days & Times

Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Fire Inspector at 752-1502.

Garbage Collection


The City requests that refuse be ready for pickup by 7:00 a.m.; 6:00 a.m. during the months of June, July and August.

Garbage refuse must be placed in plastic garbage bags before placing in regular garbage cans. Garbage cans are not required; however, the owner will be responsible for the condition of the plastic bags at collection time.

There is a limit of four containers per household. Each container must not exceed 35 gallons in capacity, must have two handles and a tight fitting lid (Code 7-9-5.1). Improper containers will be tagged.

Businesses required to have dumpsters for garbage collection. The City does not service these dumpsters; however, businesses may contract with a disposal service directly on their own.

Yard Waste

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Yard waste will be collected at curbside. Grass clippings and leaves must be placed in paper yard waste bags specified for this waste. Yard waste stickers must be placed on each bag (1 sticker per bag) and set out at curbside so refuse personnel can visibly see sticker upon pickup. Brush must be cut into lengths of four feet or less. A 50 lb. maximum weight also applies.

Brush must be bundled and tied with brush ties and set out at curbside for pickup.

Approved yard waste stickers and brush ties only.

Yard waste collection will be: Wednesday, April 1 – November 30 at 7:00 a.m., June 1 – August 31 at 6:00 a.m. DO NOT mix garbage with yard waste bags on wet or saturated ground; it is advisable to lay down a protective layer under the bag or bags to protect the bottom from decomposing. Damaged or decomposing bags are the responsibility of the resident.

Bulky Item Collection

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Special pick-ups are available for large bulky items that cannot go in garbage cans or bags for regular garbage collection. You may contact the Maintenance Services office at 752-1573 to schedule a special pickup.

Special pickup services will be provided up to four times per calendar year for a prepaid fee of $10 per collection. Each pickup will be one large truckload or less.

Additional pickups will be provided at the rate of $25 for each additional collection, but not to exceed three additional pickups within the same calendar year.

For appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.) and tires, contact the Rock Island County Waste Management at 1-800-917-1969.

Why Frogs?

Frogs were chosen to celebrate the Centennial because of the early history of the town being developed along the Mississippi River and the abundance of frogs in the low-lying area.

Holidays Observed

New Year’s Day - January 1
Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - First Monday in September
Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - Fourth Thursday in November and day after
Christmas Eve - December 24
Christmas Day - December 25
New Year’s Eve - December 31


Boards, Commissions and Committees may at times cancel meetings if no items are on the agenda. Please check current schedule. All meeting agendas are posted on the front door of City Hall.

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