The City of Quincy would like to remind citizens that trash and garbage should be placed in alleys for those residents that normally have alley pick up and where alleys are navigable by trucks. Recycle items and yard waste should be placed at the curb. Recycle items should be placed in recycle bins and sorted between fibrous (paper & cardboard) and other materials when possible.  Recycle items should not be placed in waste bags.

Paper bags and cardboard containers can be used for overflow when recycle bins become full.  Also, garbage and yard waste bags should not weigh more than 40 pounds.

For additional information, please call the City of Quincy at 217-228-4500 or visit the City’s website at to download a copy of the Waste Watchers Handbook.