RICWMA is a municipal joint action agency serving thirteen governments in Rock Island County, Illinois to assist and coordinate its members in solid waste management. The Villages/Cities of Andalusia, Carbon Cliff, Coal Valley, Cordova, East Moline, Hampton, Milan, Moline, Port Byron, Rapids City, Rock Island, and Silvis along with Rock Island County are members.

RICWMA’s General Statement of Purpose

This Agreement is established for the purpose of providing Members with efficient solid waste management services for the disposition of municipal wastes generated by their citizens and, thereby, to protect the citizens from such hazards to their health, safety, and welfare as result or as may result from the uncontrolled disposal of these solid wastes. The units of local government which are parties to this Agreement ("Members") have determined that there is a need to take a comprehensive regional approach to solid waste management by the adoption and implementation of a regional solid waste management plan that addresses the significant economic, political, and environmental problems associated with solid waste management and disposal. The need to take this intergovernmental approach to solid waste management has resulted in the establishment of this Agreement.

For more details regarding RICWMA’s Intergovernmental Agreement and By-Laws, please see the documents linked below.

RICWMA has put together information to help residents of Rock Island County responsibly dispose of waste. Proper disposal of waste items leads to a cleaner and safer Rock Island County for us all.
Recycling Brochure_2023.pdf

We thank you for your continued partnership in protecting our communities.
pdf By-Laws Amended 2019.pdf (109 KB)

pdf RICWMA Intergovernmental Agreement - OCR.pdf (497 KB)

Rock Island County Waste Management Agency Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
The Rock Island County Waste Management Agency will consider the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget at it’s June 21, 2022 Board Meeting. Comments and questions may be directed to Brandon Melton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 309-793-8248. The draft budget is available for review below.

pdf FY 2023 RICWMA Budget DRAFT - 5-17-22.pdf (80 KB)