Don’t forget to get your bulky waste out to the street on Friday!

Don’t forget to get your bulky waste out to the street on Friday!

Don’t forget – the citywide clean-up starts Saturday morning at 7am. If you want to make sure your bulky waste gets picked up, have it to the curb Friday night!

You can learn more about what to do with your bulky waste on Friday by going here.

How to get rid of hazardous and electronic waste

Some items shouldn’t find their way to your bulky waste pile on Friday. Hazardous items, like household cleaners, oil-based paints, solvents and the rest should be handled by people who know how to recycle and dispose of unwanted materials like that. Fortunately, the Waste Commission of Scott County has those capabilities.

The same is true for electronic waste like TVs, stereos, computers and other devices that run on electricity. In many cases, those items can be refurbished, resold and re-used. If not the Waste Commission is able to take them a part (de-manufacture) and resell the components and metals used to make them.

If you have electronic waste or hazardous materials, you can take those items directly to the Waste Commission of Scott County’s recycling center (click here for a map) in Davenport anytime during the year.

Recycle your e-waste and household hazardous materials this Tuesday.

Recycle your e-waste and household hazardous materials this Tuesday.

ARCONIC and the Waste Commission of Scott County are holding an event for employees of ARCONIC and Riverdale residents, allowing you to bring e-waste and hazardous materials to the ARCONIC main parking lot for collection. Electronic waste processing costs are covered by ARCONIC.

WHERE: ARCONIC Main Parking Lot; 4879 State Street
WHEN: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 2pm – 6:15pm

Electronic Waste Guidelines

  • Examples of electronic waste include: computers, monitors, laptops, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, radios, video game equipment, printers, scanners and digital cameras.
  • Household or personal care appliances (e.g. hair dryers, electric razors) are not included.

All material is processed by the Waste Commission of Scott County’s Electronic Demanufacturing Facility. The facility is R2 (Responsible Recycling) Certified, ensuring environmental stewardship and data security.

 

Hazardous Material Guidelines

  • Examples of hazardous material accepted at the event include: paints, stains, varnishes, pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, bug killers, cleaners, automotive fluids, adhesives, resins and fluorescent bulbs.
  • Containers cannot be returned.
  • Please label containers that are unmarked.
  • Glass containers should be packed to prevent breakage.
  • Please keep items in original containers and never mix materials together.

All material is processed by the Waste Commission of Scott County’s Household Hazardous Material Facility.

NOTE: Please remain in your vehicle. Smoking is not allowed. Please do not bring tires, appliances or business waste.

Bulky waste should be to your curb by Friday night, October 18th!

Bulky waste should be to your curb by Friday night, October 18th!

There’s a city-wide clean-up scheduled for Saturday, October 19th – but if you get your bulky waste to the curb that morning, you could be too late. Pick-up is scheduled to start at 7am, so we recommend you get your garbage to the street the night before!

Remember, the City’s waste contractor, Republic Services, picks up yard waste along with your garbage and recycling every Monday in the fall, so you don’t need to get that material to the curb on Friday night. Instead, the October 19th pick-up is to handle large, bulky items as described on the Republic Services website:

Some items are too large to fit in your trash container. We know you don’t always have the time or ability to dispose of your large, bulky waste items. Junk removal and bulk trash is our job … including appliance pick up, furniture removal, and mattress pick up – so you don’t have to worry about it.

Bulk waste includes items that are typically too large to be disposed of in your regular curbside trash container. To help you get rid of these large items, Republic Services offers easy bulk trash pickup for recycling or disposal, so you don’t have to haul them to a landfill. Bulk items typically include: couches, lamps, rugs, mattresses, and large appliances without Freon.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us through our website and we’ll get back to you with an answer.

City parks and MRT clean-up scheduled for Saturday, September 7. Volunteers needed!

City parks and MRT clean-up scheduled for Saturday, September 7. Volunteers needed!

At the City Council meeting on August 27, Council Member Anthony Heddlesten presented information on a city-wide clean-up effort. The four-event (scheduled to run from 8am to 11am) is intended to help prepare our community for the coming winter months by removing trash and other debris from our parks and along the bike path prior to winterizing.

The rain date for the event is September 8th (Sunday) between 3pm and 6pm.

Council Member Heddlesten has already contacted the Waste Commission of Scott County about helping to provide iLiveHere garbage bags, gloves, tongs and safety vests. The vests, tongs and left-over materials will need to be returned to the Waste Commission after the event.

Anthony says he could use as many as 60 volunteers, working in teams of 2-4 volunteers each, at the following locations:

•  Bicentennial Park

•  Volunteer Square

•  Van Gundy Park

•  Peggy’s Park

•  the bike trail/State Street from Manor Drive to Fenno

•  the bike trail/State Street from Manor Drive to Bellingham

•  the bike trail/State Street from Bellingham to Duck Creek

•  along the bike trail/MRT along Bellingham

•  City Hall grounds

•  Scott Community College drive and parking lot(s)

•  PV parking lots

•  along Belmont Road

•  on the wooded trails around Scott Community College

•  in the wooded area at the end of Fieldcrest

If you’re interested in learning more, want to participate in cleaning up your yard and neighborhood, or would like be part of a team cleaning up the City’s parks, bike paths or roadways, please let us know by clicking here.