Graduation Party Recycling

Do you have a graduating high school senior? If so, you’ll probably be hosting a summer graduation party. Parties can generate lots of waste, but there are things you can do to make your party more sustainable. Read on to learn about grad party recycling and sustainability. Decorations Instead of buying decorations from the party-supply store, consider making your own! Lots of DIY tutorials for paper decorations like streamers and pom-poms can be found on the internet. Confetti can even be made out of leaves using hole punchers! For tablecloths, use retired bed sheets or your own cloth tablecloths instead of disposable plastic ones. If you’re a fan of flowers, shop at local markets to avoid the carbon footprint of […]

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Recycling School Supplies

School’s almost out! Make sure to recycle those used school supplies. Hooray for summer vay-cay! At the end of the year, many students have used school supplies that need to be disposed of. Did you know that most of these supplies are recyclable? Read on to learn how to properly recycle school supplies. Take your supplies to drop-off locations Some local office supply retailers, like Staples, have recycling drop-off boxes for plastic binders and folders. BIC Stationary Recycling Program  Have lots of empty pens and dried up markers? TerraCycle, a social enterprise working to eliminate waste, has a program where you can mail in any brand of writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging. Simply request […]

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Are You a Star Recycler?

Help others learn why it’s important to recycle! Recycling is like a habit. Once you get used to recycling, it’s hard to stop! This is a good thing. However, it does take some time to form good habits. Habits are usually individualized, but with recycling, it’s even better if you can teach others how to do it. If you have friends or family who don’t recycle, help teach them why it’s important, and how to get started.  There are only three main things for your friends to know: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Reduce: When buying something ask yourself, “Is this a thing I need? Or is there something else that I could use for the same purpose? Reuse: Consider investing in […]

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Can I take my cart with me when I move?

Do you have plans to move this summer? Do you currently have a GFL Environment recycling cart, or a city of Peoria trash cart? Unfortunately, you cannot take your recycling cart or trash cart with you when you move—they are tagged and are identified with your old address.  If you move to a new house within Peoria, there should be a city of Peoria trash cart there waiting for you. You’ll need to request a new GFL recycling cart at your new address.  Click here to request a recycling cart Click here to request a trash cart You may have a new collection day. Check to verify your collection day using the links below: Recycling Routes Map Trash Routes Map […]

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