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Winter Safety Tips for Residential Customers

Winter weather creates unique challenges for waste collection workers and customers. Freezing temperatures, snow piles, and reduced visibility can all create potentially hazardous situations.

This winter, Millennium Waste Incorporated reminds residential waste and recycling customers of a few simple tips to increase safety and enhance on-time, efficient collection services.

Keep Carts Accessible

Millennium drivers navigate hundreds of neighborhoods each day. To help keep them on schedule for all customers, make sure your garbage or recycling cart is not obstructed and can be picked up safely. Carts should be 2 feet from the curb and 5 feet from other objects. Leave 3 feet between your garbage and recycling carts.

Report damaged collection carts to Millennium Waste to get a replacement. Damaged carts are a hazard to the customer and Millennium Waste employees.

And remember, even though collection is frequently at the same time each day, changing weather or route conditions can result in pickup later than usual so keep the area obstruction free until pickup has taken place.                                                                      

Keep Cart Lids Closed

In the winter, collection carts left open can accumulate snow and freeze garbage in the container making pickup difficult and the container overweight. The best solution? Keep your cart closed. Millennium asks that you also bag garbage before putting it in the container so it is more manageable and doesn’t blow away during pickup.

Stay Safe on the Road

When you encounter a waste or recycling truck, slow down and watch for Millennium workers who may be getting on or off the vehicle. Give the collection truck space and avoid distractions.

At Millennium Waste, we strive to assure complete safety of our employees, our customers, and the public in all of our operations. Protection from accident or injury is paramount in all we do.

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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.


The Quad Cities Landfill will be closing at 10am on Saturday for scheduled scale maintenance.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Thank you!

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