Peoria Pride

Waste collection might not seem like something to celebrate. However, Peoria’s waste collection services—provided by GFL Environment—rival those of other cities across the state and country. To start, there’s only one annual fee for residential recycling, trash, and yard waste pickup. The fee is set based on residence type and billed to the property owner. So the fee of a single family will be different than that of a duplex or quadplex. Here is what’s included in your annual fee as a Peoria resident.   Trash – Unlimited weekly collection (one 95-gallon cart provided) and unlimited bulky waste Recycling – Every other week collection (up to two 95-gallon carts) Yard Waste – Unlimited every week collection from mid-March to mid-December (residents […]

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Spring Yard Waste and HHW Disposal

Spring cleaning means cleaning out your house, garage, and yard. Yard waste collection started again last week. So, if you’re cleaning up your yard after the winter, your yard waste will have a place to go.  You can use yard waste bags or plastic or metal trash carts between 40 and 45 gallons in size, with two handles and a tight fitting lid to hold your yard waste. Non-City of Peoria wheeled carts that are either 65 or 95 gallon size are also acceptable, but cans and carts should be labeled with “Yard Waste Only” stickers. Labels are available at City Hall, Public Works or local GFL Environment locations. Your yard waste is collected the same day your trash is […]

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Spring Cleaning Guide: Bulky Waste

It’s time for spring cleaning! You might soon be going through your possessions and deciding if it’s time to get rid of old things. For example, you might have an old mattress or a beat up side table that you don’t have any more use for. Good news! As part of your annual fee, GFL—Peroia’s waste collection company—will haul away bulky waste for you.  Bulky waste is generally items too big to fit inside your trash cart, such as furniture, mattresses, building materials and other big items. Simply place these items neatly next to your cart with three feet of separation at your curb or alley on your scheduled pickup day.  If your item can fit in a bag, please […]

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Yard Waste Collection Resumes

Yard waste collection begins March 14, 2022.  Yard waste items include grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, and brush. Yard waste must be set out for collection in one of the following options: Plastic or metal garbage cans that are between 40 and 45 gallons in size, with two handles, and a tight-fitting lid. Wheeled carts that are either 65 or 95-gallon size. Residents are advised not to use the City of Peoria trash cans for yard waste. The limbs and branches can damage the carts and shorten the usage time of the carts. Paper yard waste bags that do not exceed 30 pounds in weight. Tree limbs and sticks can be wrapped with nonmetallic cord, like twine. The limbs and […]

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