Recycling Kitchen Plastics

April 15, 2021

Plastic bottles, containers, and jugs are found throughout the kitchen, from bottled mixed nuts to pasta sauce and ground coffee. Plastic is a common way for companies to package products safely. But what happens after those containers get home and get emptied? With single-stream recycling in the city of Peoria, you can toss most of your used plastics into your recycling cart (brown cart with orange lid). Recycling plastic is simple and easy. Give the plastic bottles, containers, and jugs a quick rinse before placing them loosely inside your cart. Then poof! Your old container or bottle will get recycled and remade into something new. Helpful Tips Once the container is empty, rinse it out to get any leftover food, […]

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Kitchen boxes, cardboard, and cardboard tubes

March 31, 2021

Your kitchen is full of cardboard boxes. Big or small, corrugated or paperboard. Take a quick look around your kitchen. There are pasta boxes, shipping boxes, tissue boxes, so many boxes – and they can all be recycled. Cardboard is a simple and easy item to recycle. There are two main types of boxes – corrugated cardboard and paperboard. Corrugated cardboard is used for mailed packages. Paperboard is used for food and consumer good boxes. Both types are recyclable. So whether it’s a shipping box or one found in your kitchen pantry – all you need to do is remove any plastic film or packaging, flatten it and place it neatly inside your recycling cart (brown PDC cart with orange […]

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Yard Waste Pickup Starts March 15 

March 10, 2021

The city of Peoria yard waste pickup season kicks off Monday, March 15. Peoria Disposal Company (PDC) will pick up yard waste weekly, on the same day as trash. When to Set Out Yard Waste As with your recycling and trash services, all materials must be set out by 6 a.m. on your collection day and any carts or cans marked ”yard waste only” need to be removed from the curb or alley by 5 p.m. How to Set Out Yard Waste Materials including grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, and brush will be picked up if properly bagged, bundled or marked in a can. Quick Tips: Use plastic or metal garbage cans that are between 40 and 45 gallons in size, marked for “yard waste only,” with two handles, and a […]

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Getting Started with Recycling in your Kitchen

February 18, 2021

The kitchen is the heart of many homes. Let’s take a quick kitchen tour to find recyclables. Kitchen Tour Your pantry Boxes of pasta, cake mixes, and dried fruit Metal cans of beans, tomato sauce, and vegetables Plastic containers of honey, vinegar, and syrup Under the sink Plastic spray bottles of all-purpose and other cleaners Boxes of pet food and treats Cardboard boxes holding trash bags and new sponges In the fridge Glass bottles and jars of wine, salsa, and jam Plastic jugs of milk and juice Plastic containers of butter, tomato ketchup, and yogurt Plastic water and sports drink bottles Metal cans of soda and beer In the freezer Plastic containers of ice cream Boxes of chicken nuggets and […]

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Download Your Recycling Schedule   

January 22, 2021

The City’s trash hauler Peoria Disposal Company (PDC) is reminding residents that their 2021 recycling calendars are available for review. Download your Schedule A or Schedule B Recycling Pickup calendars on the main page of our website so you always know when to set out your recycling cart. 2021 Recycling Schedules:  Schedule A  Schedule B  If you need to double check which recycling schedule you fall under, visit the city of Peoria Recycling Routes map.

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Winter Weather Tips for Trash/Recycling Carts

January 14, 2021

Winter weather may be on your mind this week as Peoria is set to see snow again on Thursday and Friday and into Saturday, January 16. Should your regularly scheduled trash and recycling fall on one of those snow days, consider the following tips before setting your carts out for collection.    Place carts on a solid surface for pickup, such as the end of your driveway. Do not place carts behind or on top of snow piles or in the street. Shovel an area at the curb or alley to neatly place your carts.   Try to be patient. It may take PDC drivers longer than typical to navigate with winter weather. If collection is ever postponed, the information will be posted on, Facebook @PeoriaPublicWorks, and here on   Freezing weather can be hard on carts.   Trash carts: report damaged trash carts to […]

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Storm Debris Collection to Begin Jan. 8 – Track Your Route via New Digital Map

January 7, 2021

Peoria Public Works to cover cleanup efforts; provide unique services following winter weather  Storm debris collection will begin on Friday, January 8, continue through the weekend and into next week following numerous reports of downed trees, limbs/branches throughout the city of Peoria. The damages are a result of the severe winter weather that occurred the last week of December. As part of the post storm recovery efforts, Public Works’ full focus will shift to collecting debris across the city starting this week.  Watch for Updates An interactive map of the preestablished routes with daily status updates is viewable here: Storm Debris Cleanup Tracker. Residents can track the status of their route to determine if the collection is incomplete, in progress or complete. If the map shows a property within green territory (route complete), yet the property owner still has storm debris in their yard, they should contact Public Works via one of the following options: […]

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No Trash or Recycling Collection: Christmas Day or New Year’s Day

December 16, 2020

The City’s trash hauler, Peoria Disposal Company (PDC) will not pick up trash or recycling on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 or New Years Day, Friday, January 1. This will not affect routes earlier in the week, however, if your collection day is Friday, set carts out for Saturday pickup.  Carts, bags, and all bulky waste materials may be set out the day before pickup as early as 3 p.m. but must be out by 6 a.m. on pickup day to avoid missing a collection. All trash should be bagged, even materials inside your trash cart. This helps reduce litter throughout our community.  Have a Real Christmas Tree? After the holiday, you can place Christmas trees next to your trash cart on your regular pickup day as part of your regular PDC collection services. Be sure all lights, decorations, and ornaments are removed.  Peoria Disposal encourages residents to […]

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Yes, Peoria Picks Up! Trash!

No Recycling, Yard Waste or Trash Pick Up on Thanksgiving Day 

November 21, 2020

The City’s trash hauler, Peoria Disposal Company (PDC) will not pick up recycling, yard waste or trash on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26.  The service changes will not affect Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday routes, however, for the rest of the week, residents can follow this schedule:  If your collection day is Thursday, set carts out on Friday. If you collection day is Friday, set carts out on Saturday. Carts, cans, and all materials may be set out the day before pickup as early as 3 p.m. 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 helps reduce litter throughout our community.  If you have any questions, contact PDC at 309-674-5176, option #1. — Want to subscribe […]

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Thanksgiving Recycling

November 19, 2020

This Thanksgiving, the Peoria Picks Up! campaign encourages you to keep recycling in mind amidst the holiday hustle and bustle and COVID-19 pandemic concerns.

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