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Rock Island Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Rock Island trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Rock Island is in Illinois with Davenport to the north, St. Peters to the south, Peoria to the southeast, and Des Moines to the west, Moline to the east, Bettendorf to the northeast.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Rock Island Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://rigov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=b4bfe12bc3a2472bae1f21c76bb6483c

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2024) – one day late all week
  • Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4, 2024) – on schedule Monday, rest of week one day late
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 4, 2024) – one day late all week
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23, 2024) – on schedule Monday through Wednesday, rest of week one day late
  • Christmas Day (Monday, December 25, 2024) – one day late all week
  • New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1, 2024)  – one day late all week

Rock Island Trash Collection Map

Rock Island Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Each residential customer in the City of Rock Island receives one free Special Pickup per calendar year on an appointment basis. Additional Special Pickups may be scheduled for a service charge of $25 per special pickup. Pickups may be scheduled by calling the Public Works Department at 309-732-2200.

Contact the Public Works Department 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel your Special Pickup.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Small items such as clothes, books, dishes, and toys must be bagged, boxed, or placed into a container and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Loose items will not be picked up.
  • Large items such as building lumber and carpet must be tied in bundles no longer than 4.5 feet in length and weigh no more than 50 pounds.
  • Tree limbs and branches must be cut into lengths no longer than 4.5 feet and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Limbs and branches less than 2 inches in diameter must be tied into bundles with twine or rope and weigh no more than 50 pounds.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • The City will not pickup items that do not comply with the rules and regulations or items that may damage equipment
  • Special Pickups may not be used for appliances, used tires, or household hazardous materials
  • Rock Island County residents may dispose of household hazardous materials at the Waste Commission of Scott County’s Household Hazardous Materials (HHS) facility.
  • Bricks, concrete blocks, masonry, and railroad ties can be taken to Millennium Waste.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Rock Island and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.rigov.org/DocumentCenter/View/17697/2023-Recycling-Calendar?bidId=

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Rock Island?

Each residential customer in the City of Rock Island receives one free Special Pickup per calendar year on an appointment basis. Additional Special Pickups may be scheduled for a service charge of $25 per special pickup. Pickups may be scheduled by calling the Public Works Department at 309-732-2200.

Contact the Public Works Department 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel your Special Pickup.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://rigov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=b4bfe12bc3a2472bae1f21c76bb6483c

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

Place carts with the wheels and handle towards your home, lids must be closed. Place carts one foot from the curb or alley and at least three feet from any obstacle such as a parked vehicle, utility pole, or mailbox.

How can I contact the Rock Island Public Works Department?

Public Works Department
1309 Mill Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Phone: (309) 732-2200
Fax: (309) 732-2380
Email: pubworksmail@ rigov.org

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed 12 (noon) to 1:00 p.m.

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Rock Island trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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