City of Monmouth

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Monmouth Recycling Program
Recycling Robot Arm

If it looks like your recycling bin hasn't moved, it might not mean that it hasn't been picked up yet - the truck's robot arm puts the bin back exactly where it was. This video also gives provides a great view on how to set out your new blue rolling toter.

Curbside Recycling

Eagle Enterprises Recycling is Monmouth's curbside recycling contractor.

New residents will be provided with rolling recycling tote. Simply come into City Hall (100 E. Broadway) when you set up your new water service to receive full information on the recycling program.

Items that can be recycled at curbside include: aluminum, steel, glass (clear, brown, green), plastics (1 through 5 & 7) corrugated cardboard (including cereal and tissue boxes), magazines, newspapers, hardbound (and paperback) books, 3rd class (junk) mail, plastic bags, bubble wrap and office waste (colored and white paper).

Lids may stay on. Please rinse all containers, jars and cans. If you are recycling multiple bags or shredded paper, please place inside of a plastic bag (like a grocery sack) and tie so the contents won't blow away when they are leaded.

Curbside pickup is every other week on the same day as trash pickup. See the schedule document below for the pickup schedule. If you have more material that will fit in your tote, simply place next to the tote.

You may also drop off recycling at the Monmouth Municipal Waste Handling Facility, located on 186th Avenue (1/4 mile off of south 11th Street). Hours are: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. until noon.

Holidays for curbside recycling pickup are: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. If these holidays occur on a weekday, the recycling schedule will resume the next day with a double pick-up occurring on the first day after the holiday.

Phone Eagle Enterprises at (309) 932-2936 with any issues or questions.

Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc.

510 SE Industrial Avenue

Galva, IL  61434

(309) 932-2936

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Recycling Program Overview

Monmouth's new City-wide recycling program will go into effect on December 1. The video below will outline this new and expanded video program.

Electronics Recycling

AS of January 1st, 2012, no electronics can be landfilled.  These items can be recycled for FREE at the City Transfer Station (previously known as the Landfill).  The list of banned items include: Computers and all connecting devices (printers, external hard drives, etc.), routers and cords.  Also accepted in the program are all the electronic devices with or without cords - radios, clocks, video consoles, cable boxes, cordless tools, TVs and monitors.  Electronic recycling is free to residents.  There will be a charge for business electronics (trade waste).   See attached for complete list.

There will be a substantial fine for anyone identified as dumping electronics anywhere except such approved sites.

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Yard Waste Program

Program runs from April 1 – November 30.  At other times, lawn bags may be taken to the Monmouth Municipal at no charge.

You may purchase designated lawn/leaf bags at grocery stores, hardware stores, lumber yards, etc. in Monmouth for use in our lawn waste program. DO NOT use plastic bags.

Grass clippings, small twigs, leaves and yard waste can be put in the designated bags and set out by 7:00 am for pick-up on your garbage day.

Grass is NOT to be mowed into the street (it should be kept less than 12" in length).

In the fall, leaves may be raked into the street to be vacuumed by the leaf machine; however, this is a slow process, so if you have many leaves, it may be best to put them in yard waste bags for pick-up.

Holidays for yard waste pick-up are: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. If these holidays occur on a weekday, the yard waste schedule will resume the next day with a double pick-up occurring on the first day after the holiday.