Keep A Lid On It

By bagging all your trash and keeping the lid closed on the trash container, you'll help keep your yard and neighborhood cleaner.

Bag It

Please place all trash and garbage in a bag prior to placing into a trash container.  Bagged garbage:

  1. Reduces odors that invite insects, birds and animals
  2. Reduces littering
  3. Keeps trash containers cleaner
  4. Minimizes waste service provider’s exposure to injury

Keep a Lid on It

Here are six reasons why it is important to keep the lid down on the trash container.

  1. Closed lids keep out rain and snow.

Snow and rain add unnecessary weight in trash hauling trucks, which reduces fuel efficiency and increases waste disposal costs.

  1. Closed lids maximize available space.

Rain and snow can freeze garbage in the bottom of the container.

  1. Closed lids keep the wind out.

Open containers allow the wind to blow trash in yards and streets.

  1. Closed lids keep birds out.

Open containers invite birds to eat garbage and contribute to littering.

  1. Closed lids keep animals out.

Open containers invite animals to eat garbage and contribute to littering.

  1. Closed lids keep flies out.

Maggot infestations occur when a fly gets into a certain area and lays eggs.  Because the smell of rotting food, particularly rotting meat, attracts flies, maggot infestations often occur in trash cans.

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Keeping the Community Clean

Millennium Waste Incorporated is committed to the growth and well being of the Quad Cities area. That’s why it’s so important to us to contribute to community events and activities. As proud members of the cities we serve, we are dedicated to youth involvement and keeping Betterndorf, Davenport, East Moline, Moline, Rock Island and all of our communities clean.

Events and Activities:

  • Extreme Cleanup
  • Quad Cities Marathon
  • Bix 7
  • Greek Fest
  • Cinco De Mayo Festival
  • Bettendorf July 4th Festival

Contact us today with questions or suggestions.

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