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Special "no-sticker" weeks for leaf disposal begin this month in the Quad-Cities.

It's leaf-raking time, and although East Moline still allows its residents to burn leaves, the cities of of Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline have banned the practice.

To help residents with disposal, the cities offer special "no sticker" weeks for bagged leaves as well as other services. "No-sticker" service begins this week, Oct. 7-11 in Rock Island, the week of Oct. 14 in Moline, and the week of Oct. 28 in Davenport, Bettendorf and East Moline.

Here is a city-by-city look:

Davenport: No-sticker weeks will be Oct. 28-Dec. 6 on your regular garbage collection day. Leaves, grass clippings and garden waste are accepted.

Yard waste also may be dropped off without charge at the Davenport Compost Facility 2707 Railroad Ave., through Friday, Dec. 6. The facility will be closed Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving and on Dec. 1 because that is when it switches to winter hours and is not open on weekends.

Hours through Nov. 30 are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Hours beginning Dec. 1 are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday-Sunday.

For questions about the facility, call 563-328-7225.

Also, Davenport offers a yard waste cart service. Subscribers receive a 95-gallon yard waste cart into which they can put grass, leaves and other yard wastes in lieu of paper bags and stickers. Collection is weekly on one's normal collection day.

For more information, call the city at 563-326-7711 and ask for public works.

There is no charge for bundled brush.

Bettendorf:

No sticker weeks will be Monday, Oct. 28, through Friday, Dec. 6. Leaves, grass clippings and garden waste are accepted.

For more information, call the city at 563-344-4000 and ask for public works.

Yard waste also may be dropped off without charge at the Davenport Compost Facility 2707 Railroad Ave., through Friday, Dec. 6. The facility will be closed Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving and on Dec. 1 because that is when it switches to winter hours and is not open on the weekends.

Hours through Nov. 30 are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Hours beginning Dec. 1 are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.

For questions about the facility, call 563-328-7225.

Bundled branches are picked up for free.

Moline: Bagged leaves and grass clippings will be picked up, curbside, for free, between Oct. 14 and Dec. 13 on a resident's regular garbage collection day. Bags should be at least three feet from the garbage cart.

And from Oct. 14 to Dec. 13, 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. Crews work in 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 of the locations of the vacuums on a given day.

Rock Island: Bagged leaves (no grass clippings) will be picked up without charge beginning Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Dec. 6.

Pickup is on one's normal garbage collection day; residents do not have to be participants in the Yard Waste Collection Program to use this service.

Leaves must be in approved paper yard waste bags; the city will even provide them for free at the following locations and times:

• 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)

Residents will be given as many bags as needed while supplies last. But to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to receive free bags, residents will be limited to 20 per day.

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

East Moline: Bagged leaves will be picked up, no sticker required, on a resident's regular garbage collection day beginning the week of Oct. 28 and continuing through Dec. 6.

Free bags also are available by visiting the following locations Monday-Friday during regular business hours: City Hall, 915 16th Ave., City Hall Annex, 912 16th Ave. and the maintenance garage, 1200 13th Ave.

For questions, call 309-752-1573.

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