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Garbage and Recycling Department

Garbage and Recycling Department
 
Supervisor: Ric Semonski
Phone: (309) 698-4716
Fax: (309) 698-4730

Garbage Department Services

- Garbage Pick-up
- Recycling
- Container Purchase

 
 
 
Garbage and Recycling will run a day late when the City is closed for holidays.
Questions please call 309-698-4716.

Holidays:   New Year's Day - Memorial Day - Independence Day - Labor Day - Thanksgiving Day - Christmas Day
 



Garbage Guidelines
  • All trash must be in a toter - no additional bags or other containers may be used.
  • Residents may use a maximum of three (3) toters.
  • Landscape waste or building materials are not accepted.
  • Cardboard boxes must be broken down and large boxes must be cut into halves or fourths and placed next to recycling bin(s). They cannot be used as a receptacle.
  • Recyclables can be co-mingled.


Wheeled toters replacing current recycling bins
East Peoria residents who recycle can now pre-order the city’s new wheeled recycling toter.

East Peoria’s recycling program is voluntary. The only mandatory part of the program is the purchase of the new toter before July of 2019. The 96-gallon toters cost $60 and have bright blue lids to signal they contain material for recycling. When the toters come in, East Peoria Public Works employees will deliver them to the residents who placed pre-orders.

Pre-order the new recycling toter online. Those who have several garbage toters have the option of painting a toter lid blue, thus making it a recycling toter and eliminating the need to order one.

The new recycling toters will replace the 18-gallon red or blue recycling bins currently in use. Glass will also be accepted for recycling effective July 9, 2018.

For now, residents should continue to use the red recycling bins. Once use of the new toters goes into effect, residents can use the red bins for storing their recycling material or keep them for personal use. Or, they can recycle the red bin by putting it in the new toter.
 

Recycling collection every other week starting July 9, 2018
View the Recycling Calendar
View the Recycling Routes for Weeks A & B

Type your address in the search bar on the map and you will see your home's recycling route, green for Route A and yellow for Route B. These routes go into effect starting July 9, 2018.

 

Materials accepted for recycling are:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Junk mai
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Plastic containers with the designation 1-5 and 7 (with the exception of oil bottles)
  • Tin cans
  • White milk jugs

As with garbage pick-up, items picked up are limited to normal household refuse.

Currently, recyclables are picked up weekly on your regular garbage day. Effective July 9, 2018, they will be picked up every other week. They must be set at the curb no later than 5:30 a.m. Recyclables should be rinsed out, lids should be removed from plastic containers and cardboard boxes must be broken down flat.

Large boxes must be cut into halves or fourths.

Recycling bin(s) must be out for cardboard to be recycled, otherwise it is considered garbage and will not be picked up.


East Peoria Green Team

Learn more about recycling and helping the environment from the East Peoria Green Team. This citizens group partners with the City of East Peoria to promote recycling and caring for the environment. Visit www.eastpeoriagreen.com for more information or call Bob Jorgensen at (309) 966-2223.
 



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