Yes, Peoria Picks Up Recycling

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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No Trash or Recycling Pick Up on Christmas Day

December 24, 2019

PDC will not pick up trash or recycling on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019. This will not affect Monday or Tuesday routes. For the rest of the week, please follow this schedule: If your collection day is Wednesday, set carts out on Thursday. If your collection day is Thursday, set carts out on Friday. If your 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 3:00 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 the trash cart. This helps reduce litter throughout our community. Watch the video […]

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Download Your 2020 Recycling Schedule

December 23, 2019

Get ready for 2020 and download your new recycling schedule! Your collection day or week will not change in 2020 but if you need to double-check which recycling schedule you are, visit the Collection Schedule Map and search for your address, or click directly below to get your 2020 schedule. Schedule A Schedule B A Reminder – What Is Recyclable? Cans, cartons, glass, paper, and plastic containers are all recyclable. Please be sure the materials are clean and dry. A Reminder – What is Not Recyclable? These materials are not recyclable through the city’s program and should be recycled at another location or placed into the trash cart. Plastic bags Don’t bag materials or put empty plastic bags into the recycling […]

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Yard Waste Pickup Ends Next Week

December 6, 2019

The city of Peoria’s yard waste pickup season ends next week on Friday, December 13, 2019. 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 to the carts and reduce the life of the city’s carts. Paper yard waste bags which may not exceed 30 pounds in weight. Tree limbs and sticks can be […]

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Recycling Paper – Holidays Gifts

December 4, 2019

The holiday season is officially here. It’s a time of giving, joyous celebrations, and gathering with loved ones. It also usually means more trash and a lot of paper. The Recycling Partnership estimates we have 25% more trash between Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Luckily, in Peoria, we have unlimited trash collection. If you have extra bags that will not fit in the trash cart, you can set those bags next to your trash cart each week. Another way to help reduce the trash you’re setting out is to make sure you’re recycling. A lot of the extra trash we have this time of year is paper. Click over to Yes, Peoria Picks Up! Paper to see the many types […]

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

November 27, 2019

PDC will not pick up trash, recycling, or yard waste on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019. This will not affect Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday routes. For the rest of the week, please follow this schedule: If you are Thursday, set carts out on Friday. If you are Friday, set carts out 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 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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Recycling Paper – School Work and Mail

November 20, 2019

Did you know paper makes up an estimated 25% of our waste at the landfill nationwide? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it’s 67 million tons a year. Here in Peoria, we can recycle paper and help keep it out of the landfill. Last month we focused on different types of paper and cardboard that can be recycled in Yes, Peoria Picks Up! Paper. Today we’re going to focus on two main types of paper that seem to always be scattered throughout our homes. The first one only happens from August-June but when it happens, it seems to take over. It’s school work – permission slips, drawings, art projects, math homework, weekly newsletters, fundraisers, etc. And the second one […]

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