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Leaves hang on a maple tree in Bettendorf.

Jeff Cook.QUAD-CITY TIMES

The city of Davenport is extending its no sticker yard waste service pickup through Friday, Dec. 1, but overall, the window for free disposal in the Quad-Cities is nearing an end.

Here's a city-by-city rundown:

Davenport: Bagged leaves will be picked up without charge, no sticker required, through Friday, Dec. 1, on your regular garbage collection day.

Yard waste also may be dropped off without charge at the Davenport Compost Facility, 2707 Railroad Ave., through Friday, Dec. 1. Hours at the compost facility through November are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. On Dec. 1, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The facility will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For questions about the facility, call 563-328-7225.

For questions about pickup, call public works at 563-326-7732.

Bettendorf: Bagged leaves will be picked up without charge, no sticker required, through Friday, Dec. 1, on one's regular garbage collection day.

Yard waste also may be dropped off without charge at the Davenport Compost Facility 2707 Railroad Ave., through Friday, Dec. 1.  Hours at the compost facility through November are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. On Dec. 1, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The facility will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For questions about the facility, call 563-328-7225.

For questions about pickup, call public works at 563-344-4088.

Rock Island: Bagged leaves will be picked up without charge through Friday, Dec. 1, on one's regular garbage collection day. Free bags are available at the following locations:

• Rock Island City Hall, 1528 3rd Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Public Works Department, 1309 Mill St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Martin Luther King Center, 630 9th St., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

• South Rock Island Township Office, 1019 27th Ave., 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (pickup in the front office)

• Rock Island Township Assessor's office, 2827 7th Ave., Suite 1, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (pickup in the back of the building)

• Highland Springs Golf Course, 9500 35th St. W., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (seven days a week)

• Saukie Golf Course, 3101 38th St., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (seven days a week)

The bags are for leaves only, not grass clippings or brush.

For more information, go to rigov.org or call 309-732-2200.

Moline: Bagged leaves will be picked up curbside, for free, through Dec. 15 on a resident's regular garbage collection day.

And through Dec. 8, leaves may be raked close to the street (but not on the roadway surface) for vacuuming, weather permitting. The city is divided into three areas from river to river. Two crews work each area Monday-Friday, north to south. (1st Avenue to 52nd Avenue.) Residents may call the Leaf Hotline at 309-524-2407 to hear a pre-recorded message on the location of the leaf vacuums on a given day.

Leaf vacuuming is intended as an aid to leaf disposal, not the primary means.

For questions, call 309-524-2400.

East Moline: Bagged leaves will be picked up curbside for free, no sticker required, through Nov. 30 on one's regular garbage pickup day.

The city also will give away free leaf bags, beginning Nov. 1, one bundle of five per week, while supplies last. They may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at City Hall, 915 16th Ave., and from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the city maintenance garage, 1200 13th Ave.

In addition, the city still allows burning of leaves from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on non-windy Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays.

For questions, call 309-752-1573.

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