Garbage Collection

The City of Moline provides residential garbage collection once a week. To learn what day garbage is picked up in your neighborhood view garbage and recycling map. Visit our recycling information page for recycling details or the garbage web map for collection dates.

Beginning January 1, 2023, solid waste will be billed quarterly on your utility bill at a rate of $10.08 per month. If you do receive garbage collection from the City of Moline, you will automatically receive curbside recycling at a charge of $3.69 per month which is also billed on your quarterly utility bill.

Holiday Collection

Refer to holiday schedule of garbage pick up for changes in collection schedule.


The City provides each residence with one cart (96 gallon or 48 gallon). Additional carts are available for a one-time lease charge of $78.96 and an annual fee of $50 to dispose of the extra garbage that will be added to your utility bill.  If a resident moves, the cart remains with the property for use by the next resident.

Cart Guidelines

  • Place carts at designated collection point by 6:30 a.m. on collection day.
  • Cart lids must be closed. Trash piled on the ground around the container will not be picked up.
  • Allow a 3 foot clearance for each cart and obstacles such as parked vehicle, utility pole or mail box.
  • The following items should not be placed in your cart: dirt/sod/rock; yard waste; concrete; flammable liquids; Hazardous Waste; hot ashes.

Sharps Containers and Disposal

For safety reasons, please do not put loose needles into your garbage or recycling. The Scott County Waste Commission’s Sharps Program provides residents of Scott and Rock Island counties with red, rigid containers for sharps disposal free of charge at the following locations: Scott Area Recycling Center - Sharps Containers and Disposal, 5640 Carey Avenue, Davenport, Iowa and the Scott County Health Department, 600 W. 4th Street, 4th Floor, Davenport, Iowa.  Homebound residents, please call 563-326-8618 for arrangements. Full containers may be dropped off at the Scott Area Recycling Center – Household Hazardous Material Facility, 5640 Carey Avenue, Davenport.

 As an alternative, residents may dispose such items in a strong plastic container such as a laundry detergent bottle and sealed with duct tape and marked NOT FOR RECYCLE on the container.  Please view Safe Options for Home Needle Disposal for more information.