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 to take up the following tips to ensure safe and responsible yard waste collection.  

How to Do it Right:  

  • For collection day, group sticks and limbs into bundles with rope or nonmetallic twine  
  • Bundles should be no more than five feet long and 50 pounds  
  • Place yard waste in an approved closed container when possible  
  • Place bundled debris and yard waste containers marked, ‘Yard Waste Only’ at least three feet from your trash cart  
  • When filled, compostable bags should be able to support the weight of the material inside, whether it is wet or dry (30 pounds maximum) 

For downed trees, limbs and debris that are in the street, an alley or on the sidewalk – the best way to get a response from the City is by filing a service request through Peoria Cares uReport.  

In following, Public Works is asking for the public’s patience as crews progress through this major cleanup effort.