Drop-Off Sites and Guidelines (Countywide Residential Recycling Program)

Drop-Off Sites
 
All residents living in Rock Island County can use any one of four regional drop-off recycling sites within Rock Island County. The sites are listed below. Recyclable materials will be collected from each site through a two-stream process - paper products and co-mingled containers.
 
  • East Moline - 1200 13th Avenue (Engineering & Maintenance Services Facility)
  • Milan - 451 West 4th Street
  • Moline - 3635 4th Avenue at Public Works Department
  • Rock Island - 701 2nd Street - see location map at right (as of 11/22/16)
The communities of East Moline, Milan, Moline and Rock Island host the sites listed above. As part of a cooperative agreement, these cities work together with RICWMA to provide the countywide residential recycling program. Republic Services is contracted to collect and process the recyclable materials. The host communities monitor the recylcing containers as they are full. Containers are pulled on schedules or by request of the host community as they fill.
 
 
Recycling Guidelines
 
PAPER
NEWSPAPERS - Can be loose or tied with string.
Acceptable: Newspapers, ad supplements, brown paper bags.
Unacceptable: Anything with glue, plastic bags.
 
MAGAZINES/PHONE BOOKS - Deposit in containers at drop off center.
Acceptable: Any book.
Unacceptable: Waxed or plastic coated paper.
 
CARDBOARD - Corrugated cardboard only. Flatten, stack.
Acceptable: Boxes with staples; brown paper sacks; chipboard; sacks with string; cereal boxes; pop cartons; gable-top cartons (ex: milk cartons).
Unacceptable: Wax or plastic coated paper; feed/seed sacks; anything with food scraps.
 
MIXED PAPER - Keep paper dry and clean. (Staples accepted)
Acceptable: Computer/typing/writing/photocopy paper; envelopes; light pastel colors; file folders; unwanted residential mail.
Unacceptable: Carbon & other sensitized paper; blueprint paper; film/photographs; tape/glue; metal objects; spiral binders/fasteners.
 
CONTAINERS
MIXED PLASTIC - Check bottom of container for numbered recycling logo. #1 through #7 are accepted. Rinse, clean & remove all lids.
Acceptable: Milk/water jugs; laundry detergent bottles; beverage containers; butter dishes; yogurt cups; medicine bottles; over the counter plastic.
Unacceptable: Plastic bags; laundry baskets; plastic buckets; used oil containers; rigid plastic storage containers; orange pharmacy bottles/containers; styrofoam; chemical/pesticide/herbicide containers; toys.
 
METAL, STEEL, TIN & ALUMINUM CANS - Rinse, clean & crush cans or stack smaller inside large cans. Labels may be left on.
Acceptable: Tin cans with labels, lids folded inside can; aluminum beverage containers; clean aluminum foil; empty aerosol cans; clean aluminum/tin pie plates.
Unacceptable: Plastic lids; spray paint cans; metal containers containing/used for gas/oils/combustible liquids; wire; aluminum siding, gutters.
 
Glass is no longer accepted effective October 1, 2009