It is requested by the city that refuse be ready for pickup by 7 a.m. (6 a.m. during the months of June, July and August). Garbage refuse must be placed in plastic garbage bags before placing in regular garbage cans. Garbage cans are not required, however, the owner will be responsible for the condition of the plastic bags at collection time.


There is a limit of 8 containers of garbage cans and bags, with a maximum of 4 garbage cans per household. Each garbage can must not exceed 35 gallons in capacity, must have 2 handles, and a tight fitting lid (Code 7-9-5.1). Improper containers will be tagged and not serviced.

View the Needle Disposal at Home (PDF). 

Business & Complex

Businesses and multiple dwelling of 3 or more in East Moline are required to have dumpsters for garbage collection. The city does not service these dumpsters, however, businesses may contract with a disposal service directly on their own.