Metal Items: (must be clean, rinsed, & if possible flattened with lids inside)

  • Aluminum
  • Tin, steel, & aluminum cans
  • Metal jar lids
  • Coat hangers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Christmas tree lights
  • Pots & pans
  • Empty paint/aerosol cans

Cardboard/Paper Products: (must be clean, dry, & flattened to conserve space)

  • Newspapers, magazines, & catalogs
  • Corrugated cardboard(staples OK, pizza boxes must be clean of food refuse)
  • Gray chipboard including cereal, cracker, & shoe boxes
  • Junk mail & envelopes
  • Paper bags
  • Mixed office paper
  • Phone, paperback, & hardcover books
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper towel & toilet tissue roll cores
  • Shredded paper strips

Plastic Products: (remove & discard all caps/lids, rings, & pumps from plastics, & flatten to conserve space)

  • Plastic with the #1 through #5 & #7 only
  • Milk & juice jugs
  • Pop & water bottles
  • Yogurt containers
  • Ice cream tubs
  • Cooking oil containers
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Lotion bottles
  • Dish & liquid soap bottles
  • Bleach & detergent containers
  • Household cleaning containers


Metal products:

  • Pesticide & chemical containers
  • Syringes
  • Car parts & oil filters
  • Batteries

Cardboard/paper products:

  • Milk & juice paperboard cartons
  • Slick coated frozen food boxes
  • Greeting cards & gift wrap
  • Paper plates, cups, & napkins
  • Photographs
  • Disposable diapers
  • Cereal & cracker box liners
  • Crosscut paper

Plastic products:

  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags & film wrap
  • Plastic with #6 symbol
  • Plastic without a recycling symbol
  • Oil & antifreeze containers
  • Medical supplies & “sharps”
  • Plastic shopping bags


  • Televisions
  • Computers & electronic equipment
  • Tires
  • Glass




Beginning in July 2019, the City will be completing a wastewater treatment facility improvements project. The project entails modifications to the existing wastewater treatment plant, including but not limited to upgrading the screening/grit removal to a new mechanical vortex grit removal system; replacement of the existing influent pumps with new, heavy duty pumps and rehabilitation of the existing structure; replacement of the blowers with variable frequency drives to improve energy efficiency; blower building upgrades; upgrades to the aeration tank components; replacement of clarifier equipment and new clarifier building with foundation; upgrades to the plant electrical, MCC and control system; replacement of various plant operational process and drain valves throughout the wastewater treatment plant; replacement of two influent flow sanitary manholes, replacement of wastewater samplers, and the installation of a new backup generator.

The total project is estimated to cost $3,837,243.92 and is being financed with 20-year 1% loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLP). The City will also be securing $1,726,759.76 in principal loan forgiveness from IEPA. The final loan amount the City will have to pay back is estimated at $2,110,484.20.

The Water Pollution Control State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). A portion of the IEPA money to fund these types of projects comes from the US Environmental Protection Agency. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities with the resources to build, maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.

For more information on the City’s project, please contact City Hall at 815-747-3416. For information on the IEPA loan program, contact Community Funding & Planning Services at 815-947-8224.




The City of East Dubuque will be working on a water main break on February 19, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Streets that will experience no water or low water pressure are Sinsinawa Avenue, Wall Street, 2nd Street and Desoto Avenue.

CodeRed Emergency Alert System

If you would be interested in receiving calls when there are water breaks or any other emergencies in the city please sign up at – on the right side of the website there is a code red button, click on this and fill in the information.

Thank you for your participation.

East Dubuque Lion’s Club Food Pantry

Beginning in September 2018, the East Dubuque Lion’s Club Food Pantry will be expanding their hours of operation to the following:

Every Tuesday (except the 5th Tuesday of the month) evening from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The third Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Individuals who are homebound or unable to make the open hours of operation can call to arrange delivery or special pick up times in the event of urgent need.

The Food Pantry is located at 100 School Road, East Dubuque, IL in the rear of the East Dubuque School District’s Administrative Offices.

Residents of East Dubuque and Menominee/Dunleith Township / Individuals must sign in for recording purposes

The food pantry is sponsored by the East Dubuque Lions Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and supported by community, businesses, local churches, area food banks, and other not-for-profit organizations.

The goal is to help those in need and do so with dignity, respect, and confidentiality.

For assistance or questions related to the food pantry please contact one of the following individuals:

Nancy Shady – 563-451-5753          Ben Andersen – 563-580-1456          Nick Tranel – 815-747-3251          Mari Chase – 563-663-2937