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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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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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. 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. What is Recyclable? As always, if it’s paper, plastic containers, cartons, cans, or glass, these items can go into your recycling cart. […]

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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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Yard Waste Pickup Starts March 16, 2020

March 4, 2020

The City of Peoria yard waste pickup season kicks off next week on Monday, March 16, 2020.  PDC will pick up yard waste weekly, on the same day as trash. When to Set Yard Waste Out As with trash and recycling, all materials must be set out by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day and any cans or carts need to be removed from the curb or alley by 5:00 p.m.  How to Set Yard Waste Out Materials include grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, and brush.  If it is not bagged, bundled, or in a container, it will not be picked up.  Set out materials in one of the following options: Use plastic or metal garbage cans that are between […]

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Recycling Plastic Containers – Easy as A, B, C

February 19, 2020

Plastic containers are some of the most common items we find in our home and luckily, a lot go into your recycling cart and made into something new. Check back to last month’s Yes, Peoria Picks Up! Plastics for the details on the type of plastics you can recycle and the details. And keep reading below to learn the A, B, C’s you need to know about plastics in your recycling cart. A – Always Empty, Rinse, and Dry With plastics, we follow the same process as cans. Once the container is empty, rinse it out to get any leftover food, liquid, or residue out (no need to remove labels). Let the plastic dry. If it has a cap, put […]

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Yes, Peoria Picks Up! Plastics

February 5, 2020

Plastic containers are in pretty much every room of your home.  We often think of it mainly in the kitchen but you’ll also find it in the garage, bathroom, laundry room, office, etc.  Like other materials mentioned in Yes, Peoria Picks Up! Cans and Yes, Peoria Picks Up! Paper, you can also add most of the plastics in our homes to your recycling cart. What types of plastics are recyclable? Here in Peoria, PDC accepts plastics #1-5, and 7.  Below is a list of some of the most common items you’ll find with those numbers. Milk jugs Soda and pop bottles Some water bottles Laundry detergent containers Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles Mouthwash bottles Food containers Salad dressing and […]

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20 Recycling and Trash Tips for 2020

January 29, 2020

We’re already almost an entire month into 2020 and we hope your year is off to a great start. Here are 20 recycling and trash tips to kick off your 2020. Recycling Download your 2020 Recycling Schedule today! Recyclable materials in Peoria – cans, cartons, glass, paper, plastic containers. Check out Curbside vs. Drop Off – What Goes Where? for details on where other materials go. If you’re not sure if an item is recyclable, follow this motto – when in doubt, throw it out. No plastic bags in the recycling cart. These are not recyclable and should go to a retail drop-off location. Hoses, wires, and chains are not recyclable and cause major problems in the recycling center equipment. […]

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No Trash or Recycling Pick Up on New Year’s Day

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year’s Eve, Peoria! Besides wishing you all a Happy New Year, we wanted to remind you PDC is not picking up trash or recycling on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. This will not affect Monday or Tuesday routes. For the rest of the week, please follow this schedule: If you are Wednesday, set carts out on Thursday. If you are Thursday, set carts out on Friday. If you are Friday, set out carts on Saturday. Carts, cans, and all materials may be set out the day before pickup as early as 3:00 p.m. 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 […]

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