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Members of the public may participate in the transfer station siting process in the following ways:
Livestream link: https://moline.il.us/LRSPublicHearing
June 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers
The public hearing, if not completed on June 27th, shall resume on the following dates:
June 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers
June 29, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers
June 30, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers
Moline is reviewing a siting application for a new private sector transfer station proposed to be located near the Quad Cities International Airport that is expected to help the city control future garbage rates, extend the useful life of area landfills, bring two recycling drop-off centers back to Rock Island County and spur further development in TIF 7.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems – a Rosemont, Ill.-based company that runs closed-loop waste and recycling centers in nine Midwest states – has proposed building a 15,000-square-foot waste and material transfer facility on 47th Street, near the intersection of 47th Street and 78th Avenue. The project site is on land owned by the airport and within Moline’s “air industrial park” TIF 7 district. This would be the first development in TIF 7 since its creation.
A transfer station is an enclosed building where municipal waste, recyclables and landscape waste are taken by waste collection trucks to be consolidated onto larger and more efficient semi-trailers for transportation to a final destination.
In addition to requiring siting approval from Moline, the facility must also obtain a permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Moline City Administrator Bob Vitas said he anticipates it will take around six months to get through the necessary regulatory phases and public hearings, with a potential City Council vote on the siting application expected in late summer.