Garbage Collection & Recycling

The Village of Carbon Cliff contracts with an outside waste management company for solid waste collection and recycling. Everyone within the village limits is required to have garbage collection and all residential customers within the village limits have the option of paying for recycling collection.


Trash Collection Days

Monday: Merry Oaks Subdivision (across from golf course), Villa Pines, and Colona Road

Tuesday: Downtown, Cliff Heights, and East Lawn


Placement of Carts

On your collection day, your waste cart should be placed out for collection by 6:00 am. To keep your cart clean and reduce litter, we recommend that garbage is placed in trash bags within your waste cart. Please follow these recommendations if carts are placed in your alley.

Keep the cart three feet away from all other objects such as trees, bushes, mailboxes, fencing, and landscaping. Please do not park vehicles in front of your carts.

With the use of automated trucks, the Village’s garbage hauler is unable to collect extra bags of garbage left outside of the garbage totes. Republic Services will only collect the bagged garbage that is placed inside of the garbage totes. Do not stack additional garbage bags, boxes, etc., in such a manner that the lid cannot be closed. The lid on the garbage tote must be able to close. Any garbage that falls from the tote when being collected will not be picked up. The homeowner will be responsible for all spilled garbage. Please plan accordingly. If this is an ongoing problem, you may contact the Village Hall to pay for an additional tote.


Holiday Schedule

On weeks when a holiday occurs, if your collection day falls on or after a holiday, the collection will shift to the following day for the remainder of the week. Except on Sundays. You may download a printable pdf schedule below. The following holidays are observed by Republic Services:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Yard Waste

Yard Waste collection is available from April through December and will occur on Wednesdays. In order to be collected, yard waste must be set out in either a biodegradable paper bag with a sticker or must have a brush-tie. Brush and tree branches may not exceed 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter and must be bundled with jute twine or uncoated string. Bundles must not exceed 2 feet in diameter or 50 pounds in weight.  Stickers are $1.50 each and available at the Village Hall. During the months of April and November, yard waste stickers are not required for collection.


Collection of Bulk Items

Collection of bulk items such as chairs, tables, mattresses, and carpet rolls is included in your service plan at an additional charge. Stickers are available at the Village Hall. Please contact (309) 752-1573 ext 0, to schedule your bulk item pickup. Pickups happen every week, call (309) 752-1573 ext 0, to reserve your spot.


Recyclable Material

The following items are classified as Recyclable Materials: Newspapers, inserts, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, paperback books, phone books, cardboard, clean pizza boxes, office/school papers, boxboard, paper bags (grocery type), paper egg recycling cartons, aluminum cans, clean foil, tin and aerosol cans (empty), and all plastic containers (#1-7).


Appliances "White Goods" & Tires

If you live in Rock Island County and would like to request appliance or tire pick up, please Weikert Recycling and fill out the pick up request form and you will be contacted to schedule a pickup. Rock Island County residents are allowed 4 appliances and 10 tires per calendar year. Tires can be mmounted on rims. You may also call 877-WEIKERT (934-5378).

Contact Info

Carly Neblung
Village Clerk / Collector
1001 Mansur Avenue
Carbon Cliff, Illinois 61239
309-792-8235 Opt. 1