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East Moline: FREE Collection for Abandoned, Derelict Cars This Week

Residents owning unwanted, abandoned or derelict vehicles will be able to get rid of them for free April 17-21.

City officials in East Moline, in conjunction with QC Towing, will remove vehicles "free of fees, free of charge and free of hassle," according to East Moline Police Capt. Tom Reagan.

Officer Dan Crippen worked with the Illinois Secretary of State's office to allow the city to accept the vehicles, even without a title. 

The one-week-only program will save vehicle owners $100 of administrative fees and $125 in towing fees, he said.

And it will help East Moline remove eyesores from the city, Capt. Reagan said.

"Our goal is to clean up the city," he said.

The "Abandoned/Derelict Vehicle Disposal Initiative" is part of this year's annual citywide spring clean up.

"Simply call the East Moline Police Department's nonemergency number, 309-752-1545, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and an officer will be happy to assist you," Capt, Reagan said.

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