Holiday Schedule Change

No Recycling, Yard Waste or Trash Pickup on Memorial Day

The City’s trash hauler, Peoria Disposal Company (PDC) will not pick up recycling, yard waste or trash on Monday, May 31. The service change is in observance of the federal Memorial Day holiday. The weekday holiday will delay collection by one day for the remainder of the week.  Reminder Carts, cans and all other materials may be set out as early as 3 p.m. the day before pickup but must be out by 6 a.m. on pickup day to avoid missing a collection. All trash should be bagged, including materials inside the trash cart. This deters animals and helps reduce litter throughout our community. After pickup, move the recycling cart from the curb or alley within 24-hours. It needs to be placed in […]

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Recycling in the Bathroom

Bathroom Recycling 101

While we often think of the kitchen as the main place of recycling, there is a lot of opportunity for bathroom recycling too. Bathroom Tour Let’s take a quick bathroom tour to find recyclables. In the closet and cupboards Boxes The packaging from items like bandages, soap bars, and toothpaste Plastic containers Such as sunscreen, deodorant, medications On the countertop Plastic bottles for your hand soap, sanitizer, contact solution, vitamins, mouth wash, etc. Moisturizer, hair spray (plastic), and makeup bottles In the shower Plastic containers of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash Metal containers of shave gel Under the sink Spray bottles of cleaner and bleach Plastic bottles of toilet cleaner Don’t forget – empty toilet paper roll tubes So now that we know about bathroom […]

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Recycling in the Kitchen

Recycling in the Kitchen – The Tough Questions

In the Getting Started with Recycling in the Kitchen post, we took a quick tour around the kitchen to learn about the common recyclable items. But what about the things that are harder to know if they can be put in your recycling cart or not? Can I recycle plastic bags? No. Plastic bags are recyclable but not in your cart. Collect plastic bags and return them to your local grocery or hardware store. Most have plastic bag recycling options in their entranceway. How clean do jars and containers need to be? For glass, metal, and plastic containers, rinse them out and remove as much food residue as you easily can—no need to put it in the dishwasher, though. Let them dry, and then add them to your recycling […]

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Recycling in the Kitchen - Cans

Recycling in the Kitchen – Cans

To wrap up our blog series about recycling in the kitchen, today we are talking about how to recycle metals – particularly aluminum and steel cans. If you missed our prior posts, check out Kitchen Recycling 101, how to set up a recycling station in your kitchen, and how to properly recycle kitchen plastics and boxes. One of the main sources of can recycling in your home will come from the kitchen. Tuna fish cans, pop cans, soup cans, canned vegetables . . . the list goes on. Cans are a great material to recycle because they can be recycled repeatedly without affecting the material’s strength or use. Did you know, an aluminum can is able to be recycled and stocked back on a supermarket shelf in just 60 days? That’s pretty incredible! Rinse, Dry, and Recycle […]

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