How to Sign up for Garbage & Recycling

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All Quincy residents electing to use the City of Quincy for residential garbage collection must either purchase garbage stickers for sign up for a Garbage Tote.

Garbage stickers are available for purchase at most grocery stores, gas stations/convenience stores, City Hall and Central Services.

For those residents that would like to participate in the City of Quincy's Garbage Tote program, the  charge is $12.99 per month per tote.  Participants will pay a one-time garbage tote drop off fee of $60.00 per tote.  A serial number printed on the tote is associated with a specific address.  Garbage totes are the property of the City of Quincy and may not be transferred to another resident.   

To order a garbage tote or to cancel service please contact the Utility Billing Department at 217-228-4580. 

To report a missing or damaged garbage tote please contact the Solid Waste Division at 217-228-4557 or email at

 in the City of Quincy is a voluntary residential program.   Residents must sign up to participate in the City’s recycling program.   There is a $5.00 monthly charge for participation. 

The City of Quincy provides the first recycling container at no charge.  Residents may purchase a 2nd container for $7.00.  Recycling containers are the property of the City of Quincy.   

To participate in the recycling program or to cancel service please contact the Utility Billing Department at 217-228-4580.

Please visit the City's Garbage & Recycling online pages for more information on the Do's & Don't of collection.