Free leaf collection starts in Rock Island

Rake and Leaves by Sarah Hoover (MGN)

The City of Rock Island is providing free collection of fall leaves for city residents starting Monday, October 8, 2012.

Residents who are customers of the city’s residential refuse service can get free bags for the leaves at City Hall and other locations listed below.  You can also use your own approved paper yard waste bags. 

You do not have to participate in the city’s Yard Waste Subscription Service to use this free leaf collection service.  No sticker is needed on bags left curbside as part of the free leaf pickup service.  Bags should be put out on your usual trash collection day, and a separate truck will pick up the leaf bags.

The free pickup will be available through Friday, November 30.

Where can I get free leaf collection bags?

Rock Island City Hall, 1528 Third Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Martin Luther King Center, 630 Ninth Street, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Works Department, 1309 Mill Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Community Caring Conference, Church of Peace, 1114 12th Street, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunset Marina Office, 31st Avenue and the Mississippi River, Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1:30 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Bags will be distributed until October 27th at the Marina

South Rock Island Township Office, 1019 27th Avenue (pick up in the front of the building), Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Rock Island Township Assessor’s Office, 2827 7th Avenue, Suite 1 (pickup in the back of the building) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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