The City has currently contracted it's local curb side residential garbage pick up with Moring Disposal. If you have any immediate concerns with curb side pick up, either contact our Utility office at (815) 622-1115 or contact Moring Disposal at the number below.
Changes to Garbage Starting February 1, 2012
In an attempt to better serve the residents who have City of Rock Falls garbage collection, the city is discontinuing the use of the special pre-printed garbage bags currently required.
The changes will allow for residents to use any garbage bags, but would limit them to a maximum of two 35 gallon bags which cannot exceed 50 lbs in weight per bag. That does not mean that you have to use 35 gallon bags or that you can only have two bags at curbside. That simply means that the amount of garbage placed on the curb would need to fit into no more than two 35 gallon garbage bags.
Any garbage over the maximum would require a bulk waste sticker.
All recycling, yard waste and bulk sticker procedures will remain the same. The current garbage rate of $8.25 per month would change to $15.00 per month, however that increase is offset because residents will no longer have to pay $7.00 for a sleeve of 5 pre-printed garbage bags.
If you have any questions, please contact the City Administrator, Robbin Blackert at (815) 564-1366.
Electronics Recycling Law Takes Effect 1/1/2012
Beginning January 1, 2012 the State of Illinois enacted legislation which prohibits the disposal of electronic products through curbside or dumpster disposal. For a list of UNACCEPTABLE items included in the legislation and for appropriate disposal methods click here.
Late Days for Garbage Service
Curb side garbage service occurs in Rock Falls on Thursday and Friday morning depending on your location within the city. Residents are advised to place their garbage out the night before the pick up days. There are certain holidays that move these days back a day, so if normal garbage service is supposed to be on Thursday and during the week one of these days fall, then garbage would be moved back to Friday. If normal garbage service is supposed to be picked up on Friday and one of these days fall, then garbage service will be on Saturday. Below is the list of days that adjusts pick up days.
The Recycle bins are available from the Customer Service office at City
Hall. New homes that are built in the city are provided one for
free. People looking to replace missing or damaged ones have to pay
for the bins, which are $9 a piece (last updated 01/06/11) .
Residents are disallowed by ordinance from having a dumpster at their residence all-year round. However residents can get a permit for a dumpster for $5 at the Building Department office. This permit allows any size dumpster to be placed on a residential lot within the City for 30 days. After the 30 days are up, then a resident can get another permit. Only two permits will be issued to any residence for any one year.
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