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Here's when free leaf collection begins in your hometown

Each city has its own rules regarding leaf removal. Here's when you can get your yard waste removed for free.
Free leaf collection

MOLINE, Ill. — Fall is in full-force in the Quad Cities, and with the season comes falling leaves. Here's when you can get your piles fallen leaves and other yard waste collected for free in your hometown.


  • Davenport:
    • The City of Davenport will offer free curbside yard waste collection Oct. 25 through Dec. 3. Residents may also choose to drop-off their yard waste at the Davenport Compost Facility. Click here for more details.
    • Yard waste, according to the city, includes are grass, leaves and other materials such as garden debris, stalks, grasses, weeds and hedge trimmings.  
    • Learn more about Davenport's yard waste collection here.
  • Bettendorf:
    • The City of Bettendorf will offer free curbside yard waste collection Oct. 25 through Dec. 3. During that time no stickers are required on yard waste bags. 
    • The City of Bettendorf said all yard waste materials must be set out by 6 am on your regular collection day and go in a Kraft paper bag. The waste must not weigh more than 50 lbs.
    • Find out more about Bettendorf's leaf collection here.
  • Muscatine:
    • Leaf vacuum trucks began hitting the streets on Oct. 18 in Zone 1. There are eight total Muscatine Zones the leaf trucks will work through on consecutive weekdays. The full Zone map can be found here.
    • A second pass will begin on Oct. 28
    • A final pass, weather permitting and if needed, will take place on Dec. 6


  • Moline:
    • Moline residents can take part in the city's annual leaf vacuuming program beginning October 18th, 2021 and will run through December 10th, 2021. You can call the Leaf Collection Hotline at 309-524-2407 for a pre-recorded message on where crews will be working each day. 
    • The City reminds residents to rake leaves next to but not in the street or road. Rocks, sticks and other debris should not be placed in piles. Refrain from parking vehicles in front of leaf piles.
    • For those who prefer to rake and bag their leaves instead, yard waste stickers are not required from Oct. 11 through Dec. 10. Leaves and grass must be placed in biodegradable paper bags with a capacity of 30 gallons or less. The bags will be picked up on your normally scheduled garbage pick-up day.
    • Read more about Moline's leaf collection here.
  • Rock Island:
    • The City of Rock Island's free leaf collection runs from October 11th, 2021 - December 3rd, 2021. In Rock Island, all yard waste must be placed in an approved paper yard waste bag. The City says the bags cannot contain anything other than leaves. The bags are provided to residents at no cost. For a list places you can get the leaf bags for free, click here.
    • The City of Rock Island says, grass clippings, leaves, or other materials are not allowed to be placed into the street or dumped into ravines where they can be washed into the storm water system. 
    • Other requirements and restrictions for the City of Rock Island's leaf collection include:
    • Residents may receive a maximum of 20 leaf bags per day.
    • Residents must provide proof of Rock Island residency through a photo ID or official mail.
    • Leaf bags provided by the City may only be used during the Leaf Collection Program.
    • Learn more about the City of Rock Island's leaf collection here.
  • Monmouth:
    • The City of Monmouth doesn't have a posted date for free leaf collection. However, yard waste in Kraft paper bags can be taken to the Monmouth Transfer Station for no charge.
    • Grass clippings, small twigs, leaves and yard waste can be put in designated bags and set out by 7 a.m. for pick-up on your regular collection day. Grass should not be mowed into the street.
    • The City also says, in the fall, leaves may be raked into the street to be vacuumed by the leaf machine. However, it a slow process. If you have a lot of leaves, it's best to put them in yard waste bags for pick-up.