Recycling Other Miscellaneous Materials


View a list of local businesses that accept appliances. You can also check with local scrap metal companies.


The City asks residents to consider donating any clothing items they may wish to dispose of to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or any other organization that will distribute these items to those in need.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

View a list of local businesses that accept compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Household Hazardous Waste

Program is limited priority given to Tazewell County residents that are disabled, elderly, or in need of immediate removal of household waste.

Ink & Toner Cartridges

  • Best Buy
  • Office Depot
  • OfficeMax
  • Target

Medical Waste

The State of Illinois offers guidelines for disposing of certain medical waste such as syringes. Visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency website for additional information.

The Bureau of Land also gives contact information for other agencies that may regulate syringe disposal:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Phone: 217-785-2629
Visit the IDPH website.


Check with your local pharmacy to see if it accepts non-controlled medications for proper disposal. Non-liquid medications can be combined into a sealable plastic bag. For privacy, remove labels from containers.


View a list of local business that accept metal. These companies accept scrap metals and pay for aluminum cans by the pound.


If there is a lot of paint in the can, consider first painting an old piece of wood to use up as much product as possible.

  • Latex-based paint - Mix the paint with kitty litter or sand. Let it air dry until it is solid. Tilt the can at a 45-degree angle. If there is no dripping, put the lid on the can and place the can in the garbage toter.
  • Oil-based paint - The City of East Peoria does not accept oil-based paint, and it cannot be put in the garbage. Residents who have oil-based paint will have to keep it and wait for an EPA hazardous waste disposal event.

Plastic Bags

Check with your local grocery store.

  • Goodwill donation centers
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • Walmart

Propane Tanks

View a list of local businesses that accept propane tanks.

White Goods

View a list of local businesses that accept white goods.