Peoria Public Works: The Heartbeat of the City

Recognizing the people who keep our community moving forward From managing the rainwater that flows off of your roof to trash collection in your neighborhood – the power of the City’s Public Works Department is at play.   This National Public Works Week runs May 17-23, and the City is highlighting the reach of our crews and the impact their work has on the health, safety and productivity of Peoria. While the impact the Department has made on the City is visible in every pocket of our community, many of our resident customers are unaware of the scope of their behind the scenes work. Public Works has a hand in thousands of touch-points from managing bulky waste and yard waste – to operating the Peoria City / County Landfill.  In 2019 alone, Public Works received and processed 9,888 service requests. That includes more than 1,300 requests for things such as cart repairs, illegal dumping and recycling.   Here’s an example of how Public Works is impacting your life in our City when it comes to trash, yard waste and recycling:  38,800 Trash Customers  Produced […]

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