Wheeled Toters for Recycling
Wheeled Toters Replacing Current Recycling Bins
East Peoria residents who recycle should now 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 1, 2019. The 96-gallon toters cost $60 and have bright blue lids to signal they contain material for recycling.
How to Purchase
Residents can purchase a toter online, using our secure, convenient system provided through the Illinois State Treasurer's Office. Accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard. No additional fees are charged for paying online. The Public Works office is automatically notified to deliver your toter once you have made your purchase.
They can also be ordered and paid for at East Peoria City Hall, 401 W,. Washington St.
Residents should purchase the new toter soon because Public Works cannot guarantee delivery by the July 1 deadline for orders placed after May 31.
The new recycling toters replace the 18-gallon red or blue recycling bins. Glass is accepted for recycling in the new toter.
Painting Existing Garbage Toter for Recycling
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 paint we recommend is Rust-oleum Gloss Brilliant Blue spray paint.
What to Do with Your Old Bins
Once they have received their new 96-gallon recycling toter, residents can use the small bins for storing their recycling material or keep them for personal use.
East Peoria Green Team is encouraging East Peoria residents to consider returning their old red/blue recycle bins to Public Works. The bins will be donated to ICC to use in their dorms and at other sites on campus. We also are hoping that District 86 will take as many as the teachers and principals can use. As you can imagine we could potentially reuse many bins. All you need to do is bring them empty and clean to:
Public Works Department
2232 E Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611
From there they will be dispersed as requested by the East Peoria Green Team.