Yes, Peoria Picks Up Trash

Fall Cleaning Guide – Bulky Waste

October 2, 2019

Like with Spring Cleaning, we know a lot of us also do Fall Cleaning and want to get rid of old and unused items before winter arrives. Did you know items too big for your trash cart can be set out as bulky waste every week on the same day as your trash collection? No extra cost. No scheduled pick up time needed. As you’re doing your Fall Cleaning, if you have materials still in good condition, consider donating them. The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois and Habitat for Humanity Restore accept many items for reuse, and some offer the option to schedule a pickup. For damaged, worn, and unusable items, set it out at the curb or […]

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No Trash, Recycling, or Yard Waste Pick up on Labor Day

August 30, 2019

In observance of Labor Day, PDC will not pick up trash, recycling, or yard waste on Monday, September 2, 2019.  All trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup will be one day late for the entire week ending with normal Friday collection taking place on Saturday. Carts, cans, and all materials may be set out as early as 3:00 p.m. the day before pickup but must be out by 6:00 a.m. on pickup day to avoid missing a collection.  All trash should be bagged, even materials in the trash cart.  This helps reduce litter throughout our community. If you have any questions, contact PDC at 309-674-5176, option #1. — Want to subscribe for the latest Peoria Picks Up updated? Enter your […]

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Yes, Peoria Picks Up Recycling

Curbside vs. Drop Off – What Goes Where?

August 14, 2019

The city of Peoria offers one of the best trash and recycling programs in the area.  However, some items should NOT be placed in your recycling cart. See below to learn what items can go in the recycling cart, what is yard waste, what are bulky items, and where everything else can go. Recycling Collection Many items can go into your recycling cart and later transformed into a new product. As always, make sure they are empty, rinsed out, and dry. Cans Aluminum and steel cans Read Yes, Peoria Picks Up! – Cans for more information Cartons Food and beverage cartons Glass Bottles and jars Paper Newspaper, magazines, mixed paper Cardboard – be sure to flatten to save space Plastic […]

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Yes, Peoria Picks Up Recycling

Yes, Peoria Picks Up! – Cans

July 24, 2019

Have you looked at the label on top of your recycling cart that shows all the recyclable materials that are recyclable?  Take a look at the first one of the left – cans. Cans are one of the most valuable things you can recycle.  Did you know the aluminum and steel cans can be recycled over and over again without the materials degrading?  Did you know that in 60 days, that soup can in your recycling cart could be back on the store shelf as a soda can? So what types of cans are recyclable? All kinds of cans are recyclable in Peoria. Soda cans Soup can Tuna cans Coffee cans Aluminum cans Steel cans Tin cans How should we […]

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No Trash, Recycling, or Yard Waste Collection on Thursday, July 4, 2019

July 3, 2019

In observance of Independence Day, PDC will not pick up trash, recycling, or yard waste on Thursday, July 4, 2019. For the rest of the week, please follow this schedule. If your regular collection is on Thursday, pick up will be on Friday. If your regular collection is on Friday, pick up will be on Saturday. You can set out carts, cans, and materials as early as 3:00 p.m. the day before pickup and by 6:00 a.m. on pickup day to avoid missing a collection.  Bag all trash, even materials in the trash cart. This helps reduce litter throughout our community. If you have any questions, contact PDC at 309-674-5176, option #1. Happy Independence Day, Peoria!

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Yes, Peoria Picks Up Recycling

Some Peoria Residents Will See Recycling Changes Starting April 1

March 29, 2019

Following a City Council Policy Session vote on March 5, recycling pick up is changing for some Peoria residents as of April 1, 2019. Residents in the highlighted part of the map (shown on the right) will have recycling picked up once a month from April to June 2019.  This is for all residents in the highlighted area regardless if you have alley or curbside pick up. Read the list below to learn where to set the recycling cart. At the end of the 90-day period, the Peoria City Council will re-evaluate the once per month recycling program. Note: If you are outside of this area, your recycling pick up will continue to be every other week with no changes. […]

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Yard Waste Pickup Starts Next Week

March 12, 2019

The City of Peoria’s yard waste pickup season kicks off next week on Monday, March 18, 2019.  PDC will pick up yard waste weekly, on the same day as trash. Yard waste materials include grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, and brush and must be set out for collection in one of the following options. Use plastic or metal garbage cans that are between 40 and 45 gallons in size, with two handles, and a tight-fitting lid. Use wheeled carts that are either 65 or 95-gallon size.  Residents are encouraged to not use the City of Peoria trash carts for yard waste. The limbs and branches cause harm on the carts and reduce the life of the City’s carts. Paper yard […]

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Cart Audit Followup

Cart Audit Follow Up – Some Residents Will Receive Postcard in Mail

February 21, 2019

Back in October 2018, you may remember the City of Peoria conducted a trash cart audit.  At the end of three attempts made at each household, we were able to locate City-owned trash carts at approximately 34,000 households.  Thank you to everyone that left their trash cart out for it to get tagged! Even with the three attempts made at each household, there are still approximately 6,000 carts unaccounted for which could have happened for a number of reasons – trash carts were not set out when the audit team passed, could be a vacant lot, resident chose not to participate, resident was on vacation, etc. The City of Peoria trash carts are an asset to the City and have […]

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Yard Waste, Trash, Recycling, and More

February 19, 2019

It has been a long winter but spring is almost here. Which means yard waste season will be starting soon. Check out the video below to see the change that happens to yard waste starting in 2019. Setting the Trash and Recycling Carts Out Trash and recycling carts need to be set out by 6:00 a.m. on your pickup day. And can be set out as early as 3:00 p.m. the day before. Please be sure it is not blocked by cars, mailboxes, and especially this time of year – snow piles. The trucks need to be able to easily get to the cart to avoid a missed pickup. A few other tips: Make sure cart lids can be closed. […]

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PDC Cancels City of Peoria Service for Wednesday, January 30

January 28, 2019

Due to the forecasted record low temperatures, PDC is canceling residential garbage collection in the City of Peoria on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.  The trash and recycling routes are being suspended as a safety precaution for drivers.  The forecasted temperature is –25 degrees on Wednesday morning. PDC will resume operations on Thursday, January 31 and run the rest of the week on a holiday schedule. Wednesday customers will be picked up Thursday, January 30 Thursday customers will be serviced Friday, February 1 Friday customers on Saturday, February 2 The regular pickup schedule for Peoria households resumes next week.  Please direct any questions to PDC at 309-674-5176.

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