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Leaf Collection
Vacuuming ServiceLeaf Vacuum
Moline’s leaf vacuuming service runs between October 14th - December 2nd, weather permitting. The City has been divided into three areas from river to river. Two vacuuming crews will be working in each area Monday through Friday from north to south (1st Avenue to 52nd Avenue). Crews will begin working at the location where they ended the previous day. During the leaf collection period, residents may view the leaf collection map or call the Leaf Hotline at 309.524.2407 to hear a pre-recorded message of the locations of the vacuums.

Placement
For optimum operations of vacuum equipment, residents should rake leaves close to, but not on the roadway surface. Do not include rocks, sticks, or other debris in the leaf pile. Refrain from parking vehicles in front of leaves during leaf collection periods, as this makes it difficult to maneuver the vacuums and the heat from car engines can ignite the leaves.

Yard Waste Bags
Leaves and grass clippings may be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags available at local retailers.  City of Moline stickers are required from April 1st through October 13th.  Stickers are available for $2 at the Moline Finance Department, 1630 - 8th Avenue and most local hardware and grocery stores.  Stickers are not required from October 14th - December 13th. Bags are to be placed at least three feet from the garbage cart on the scheduled garbage collection days. Residents are encouraged to bag their leaves and take advantage of the "sticker-free" leaf bag collection period, rather than wait for the leaf vacuum collection. Leaf vacuuming is intended to aid in leaf disposal during the peak season and should not be considered the primary means of disposal.

Green Leaf Disposal
Residents may consider the most environmentally-friendly option of mulching or composting their leaves as a green method of leaf disposal. Refer to the Leaf Brochure for more information.    

Please note that burning of leaves, tree branches, and grass clippings is prohibited.

Leaf Disposal Video
Moline residents can view a short educational video that explains the leaf disposal options, including mulching and composting on Mediacom Channel 18. The video airs daily during leaf collection season at the following times: 6:00 am, 9:00 am, 12:00 Noon, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 11:00 pm, and 1:00 am.