Who to call

Curbside recycling and trash service in municipal areas
Contact your community public works department at the number below.
Andalusia: (309) 798-2215
Carbon Cliff: (309) 792-8235
Coal Valley: (309) 799-3604
Cordova: (309) 654-2646
East Moline: (309) 752-1573
Hampton: (309) 755-7165
Milan: (309) 787-8500
Moline: (309) 524-2400
Port Byron: (309) 523-3705
Rapids City: (309) 496-2321
Rock Island: (309) 732-2200
Silvis: (309) 792-9181

Curbside recycling and trash service in unincorporated areas
If you live outside city limits, your trash service is not municipally provided. You will need to arrange for trash removal with a private company, which can be found on our list of [ Rock Island County area haulers ]. Some of these haulers also will provide curbside recycling services in some areas.

If you do not live in an area where curbside recycling is available, you can bring your recyclable material to one of the four drop-off sites available through RICWMA. Locations and guidelines are available on our [ drop-off site information page ]. 

Bulky waste
Large items that cannot go in garbage cans or bags for regular garbage collection, such as couches, chairs, and tables, are called bulky waste. Some communities offer a once-a-year special pickup for bulky waste items. Others have designated days during the year for bulky waste pickups. To find out what your community offers and/or arrange for a pickup, contact your public works department at the number above.

If your community does not offer bulky waste pickups or you live in an unincorporated area, you can dispose of your bulky waste items at area landfills for a fee. For contact information, hours of operation, and locations, visit our [ landfills ] page.

Appliance recycling
Small appliances like blenders, toasters, vacuums, hair dryers, mixers, and electric razors and toothbrushes can be safely disposed of by placing them in your regular trash.

Large appliances can be recycled through Weikert Iron and Metal Recycling by calling 1-877-934-5378. Rock Island County residents can dispose of up to four large appliances per year at no charge. More information is available on our [ appliances and used tires ] page.

Not sure if your appliance is considered large or small? Call RICWMA at (309) 788-8925 with recycling questions.

Tire recycling
Rock Island County residents can recycle up to 10 tires with rims removed per year at no charge through Weikert Iron and Metal Recycling by calling 1-877-934-5378. More information is available on our [ appliances and used tires ] page.

Electronics recycling
If your electronic device has a screen or a circuit board, it qualifies for electronics recycling. More information is available on our [ electronics ] recycling page. Rock Island County residents can dispose of electronics at the Waste Commission of Scott County recycling center at no charge. If you have questions as to whether or not your electronics qualify, you can call the e-waste facility at (563) 381-1300.

Household hazardous material (acrylic paint, cleaning supplies, etc.)
Rock Island County residents can dispose of household hazardous material (HHM) at the Waste Commission of Scott County recycling center at no charge. HHM includes substances like cleaning fluids, pesticides, flammable material, and acrylic paint. Latex paint is not considered HHM and can be dried out and disposed of with your regular trash. More information is available on our [ Household Hazardous Material (HHM) ] page or by calling the Waste Commission of Scott County at (563) 381-1300.

Batteries
Most small, household batteries today are safe to dispose of in your regular trash, unless they are rechargeable. Rechargeable batteries must be recycled. Larger batteries for vehicular use also should be recycled. More information is available on our [ batteries ] recycling page or by calling the Battery Recycling Information hotline at (800) 822-8837.

Light bulbs
Most light bulbs, except compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), can be safely disposed of by placing them in a small paper sack in your regular trash. CFLs contain mercury, which must be handled like household hazardous waste (HHM). More information is available on our [ Household Hazardous Material (HHM) ] page or by calling the Waste Commission of Scott County at (563) 381-1300, where Rock Island County residents can dispose of CFLs at no charge.

General recycling questions
Can’t find an answer to your recycling question on this website? Call RICWMA at (309) 788-8925. Our staff are happy to help you find the answers to your questions.