Summer Storms Yield More Tree Debris Than Typical

July 16, 2020

Quick reminders for yard waste placement and pickup With yard work a potential part of many residents’ weekend plans, the City’s Peoria Picks Up campaign is reminding property owners about yard waste services provided by the City’s trash hauler, Peoria Disposal Company (PDC). The collection of downed sticks, limbs, trees and yard waste is included in the garbage fee, but for items that cannot be properly set out as part of the yard waste program, residents must make arrangements with a private company for proper disposal. Moving storm debris from your property to City streets or alleys causes safety hazards for our community. Furthermore, disposing of storm debris in ravines, creeks and streams can cause flooding issues if the debris is washed downstream during the next storm. This is why the City urges you […]

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No PDC Service Changes Despite Friday’s Federal Holiday

July 1, 2020

Trash, recycling and yard waste – service as usual  Residents with a Friday pickup day may consider placing their cart out this Thursday evening if they plan to sleep-in the next morning. Friday, July 3, marks the recognition of the federal Independence Day holiday. While many local offices may be closed, Peoria Disposal Company (PDC) will be in business – picking up trash, yard waste, bulky waste and recyclables per usual.  Where and When?Trash may be set out as early as 3 p.m. the day before pickup, but must be in place no later than 6 a.m. on a resident’s scheduled day to avoid missing a collection. Following collection, trash carts need to be moved back from the curb or alley to their storage location no later than 5 p.m.  For a complete list of holidays, collection days and recycling schedules visit The website serves as a complete […]

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8 Considerations and Courtesies for Taking Out the Trash

June 22, 2020

No matter how many times you’ve rolled out your cart or placed bulky waste for PDC pickup, there could still be a few things you might not know you should or should not be doing come trash day. Here are a few reminders:  1. Ensure trash is bagged and not sitting loosely inside your trash cart or scattered on the ground.Never put needles, hazardous waste, yard waste, tires or electronics inside your trash cart.  2. Roll out your cart by 6 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day or as early as 3 p.m. the day prior.  You should either place your cart at the end of your driveway or on the right of way, (green space between the roadway and the sidewalk).  3. Never leave your trash/recycling carts, bulky/yard waste on the sidewalk, as this can prohibit pedestrian access.  4. Never leave your trash/recycling carts, bulky/yard waste on the street or in […]

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Have Used Tires? Don’t Dump Them. Drop Them Off.

June 11, 2020

Where and how to rid your business and residence of used tires safely and legally in and around Peoria Car tires are essential to transportation, but when they wear down or fall flat – we move onto the next set without hesitation. After that, we rarely ask our auto mechanic where their journey goes from there. Some residents who change their tires at home will let their old tires sit around and stack up. Others dump them in ditches, alleys or notorious illegal dumpsites within the community. Whatever the motivation, open dumping continues to persist in our community. While it is illegal and poses numerous health, safety and environmental threats – it also comes with a hefty cost to our […]

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Litterbugs Beware: Peoria’s Litter Czar is Hitting the Streets

June 4, 2020

The City of Peoria is facing a culture of habitual littering, but a group of volunteers is looking to snuff out the taboo behavior. Starting up again in June, a summertime team led by Peoria resident and Litter Czar, Steve Tyler is relaunching their grassroots movement to pickup litter within the community. “Littering begins with the individual. For whatever reason – laziness, carelessness or inconvenience – people in our community continue to litter,” said Litter Czar, Steve Tyler. “Not only is littering unethical and degrading to our environment, but it’s also harmful to people and animals and can easily spread disease.”  Hefty Costs While the health, safety and environmental costs may be high – littering also comes with a staggering financial burden on U.S. communities. The Litter in America study conducted by Keep America Beautiful in 2009 found states, cities and counties together expend $1.3 billion on litter abatement […]

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Peoria Public Works: The Heartbeat of the City

May 22, 2020

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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Yes, Peoria Picks Up Recycling

Spring Cleaning – In Your Garage

April 22, 2020

For many homes, the garage or shed tends to be the place where things go when they don’t have an immediate purpose or need. And it tends to be the place with the most hazardous materials. We want to make sure you know what is recyclable, can be dropped off once we are no longer under a “stay at home” order, or put into your trash cart. Please note that bulky item collection is currently suspended until April 30, 2020 (Read more here). Bulky materials are items such as mattresses and old furniture that cannot be containerized. These items will not be collected at this time.  This is a precautionary measure aimed at protecting the PDC workforce. Residents will be notified […]

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Yes, Peoria Picks Up Recycling

Spring Cleaning – In Your Home

April 15, 2020

Spring is upon us and with our Spring Cleaning Series, we wanted to help out inside your home for this post. Inside Your Home will focus more on decluttering. We want to ensure you know what is recyclable, can be dropped off, or put into your trash cart. What is Recyclable? As always, if it’s paper, plastic containers, cartons, cans, or glass, these items can go into your recycling cart. Simply follow these tips for guidance: Now let’s tackle your decluttering and spring cleaning room-by-room. Kitchen In your kitchen, you’re probably going to want to focus on the places that collect the clutter – storage spaces such as the pantry, fridge/freezer, and junk drawer if you have one. Here are […]

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Yes, Peoria Picks Up Trash

Spring Cleaning During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

As we join other neighbors in our community to follow the “stay at home order”, many of us are starting our spring cleaning. With this in mind, we’re kicking off a three-part series focused on spring cleaning. Over the next few weeks, blog posts will focus on the typical items you’re finding during spring cleaning and where it can go – recycling or trash collection. Please note that bulky item collection is currently suspended. Bulky materials are items such as mattresses and old furniture that cannot be containerized. These items will not be collected at this time.  This is a precautionary measure aimed at protecting the PDC workforce. Residents will be notified when bulky collection resumes. Today’s post focuses on some […]

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Peoria Disposal Company, Inc. Suspends Bulk Item Collection in the City of Peoria Until April 30

April 5, 2020

Starting immediately, PDC, the City of Peoria’s trash hauler, will suspend any collection of bulky items until April 30. Bulky materials are items such as mattresses and old furniture that cannot be containerized. These items will not be collected at this time. This is a precautionary measure aimed at protecting the PDC workforce. Residents will be notified when bulky collection resumes. Regular trash, recycling and yard waste collection will continue as scheduled. This is for City of Peoria residents only. Residents are reminded to do the following: Keep all garbage in garbage bags and place in the garbage cart. Refrain from putting out any bulky waste items. All recyclables should be placed in the cart but does not need to […]

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