Highlights of Changes to Quincy's Solid Waste Collection

March 4, 2019

Beginning May 1st, 2019, the following changes will be implemented to Quincy’s Solid Waste Collection program:

Garbage Collection:

• The price for garbage will increase to $1.50 for a small bag (2 blue stickers or 1 red sticker) and $3.00 for a large bag over 16 gallons (4 blue stickers or 2 red stickers).

• The City will not order "red" stickers until the supply of blue stickers has been depleted.

• The price for the City garbage tote service will remains at $12.99 per month for a 96 gallon tote. Residents can sign up for the program by contacting the Department of Utilities at 217-228-4580. A one-time delivery fee of $60.00 will be charged for new customers. Bags inside a city garbage tote do not need a sticker.

• Residents who use more than 4 large bags a month will save money utilizing the garbage tote program versus the sticker program.

• ALL garbage bags, regardless of service provider, must be in a bin with a lid.

• Private haulers must identify their customers with their company’s name on the front of the trash containers they collect.

Opt-In Recycling Program:

• On May 1st, 2019 the City will switch to an opt-in recycling program.

• Residents may opt into the program by calling the Department of Utilities or by signing up at City Hall. Residents will need their utilities account password to sign-up over the phone.

• The cost is $5.00 a month to participate in the city’s recycling program.

• A resident’s first tote will be free. Residents can purchase one additional recycle tote for $7.00. (The monthly cost will remain the same.)

• Customers who opt-in prior to May 1st will have a new recycle tote delivered to their home. After that date residents can pick up their tote at city hall or one will be delivered to them.

• Residents may place their orange recycle tote next to their garbage and the City will collect it after May 1st.

• There is no change to what items are able to be recycled in the program. (Plastic containers bearing 1 or 2, tin food or beverage cans, newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, corrugated cardboard, container board)

The Public Safety Fee of $4 a month charged to City of Quincy utilities customers within city limits will expire on May 1st, 2019.

For more information, please click the links below.
Garbage Collection