How the Quad Cities helps you get rid of yard waste for free

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Yard waste, photo from the City of Davenport

What you need to know about free yard waste pickup in your city:


(Free collection between October 17th – December 2nd)

  • Bundled tree trimmings and branches will be picked up
  • Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste
  • No Yard Waste stickers are required
  • Set out on the curb on your regular trash collection day

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(Free yard waste pickup lasts for six weeks starting Monday, October 17th)

  • Set materials for curbside collection out by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day.  Do not set out materials before 7 p.m. the night before
  • Yard waste must be placed in a Kraft ply bag
  • No stickers required

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Related: How Rock Islanders can get their leaves collected for free


(No stickers required from October 10th – December 9th)

  • Brush trimmings must be: tied into bundles with individual limbs being no more than 4 feet in length and no more than 4 inches in diameter, and the bundles cannot be more than 1 foot in diameter
  • Brush is collected on the same day as regular garbage collection
  • Stack piles neatly, not under any low wires or next to trees or poles

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East Moline

Free yard waste bags are given out Monday through Friday in October.  Bags can be picked up from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at City Hall – 915 16th Avenue, and 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at City Annex – 912 16th Avenue.

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