Fall Cleanup Week

2022 Fall Cleanup Week: October 3 - October 7.

Fall Cleanup Week

The crew will be picking up items on your normal garbage day for Fall Cleanup. For example, if your normal garbage day is on Monday, they will be picking up on Monday. 

Brush Pickup

This special collection of junk and brush is open only to East Peoria residents whose garbage is picked up by the East Peoria Department of Public Works. The pickup is not for properties zoned commercial, business or multi-family. Additionally, junk may be set out only at residences that are occupied.

Junk cannot be hauled in by non-residents. Anyone who is a non-resident or not eligible for cleanup week who is caught hauling junk to a City residence will be subject to a fine and hauling fees.


Cleanup week items cannot be set out before the Saturday prior to Cleanup Week, and must be at the curb no later than 5 a.m. on the regular garbage day.

The maximum pile size can be no larger than 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 8 feet long, which is approximately the size of the bed of a normal pickup truck. Residents who share a driveway must keep their piles separate at the curb. Often, once combined, the piles exceed the size limit and do not get picked up because Public Works crews have no way to know that more than one household contributed to the pile. Any additional items or brush will be left behind and it will be the owner’s or tenant’s responsibility to remove it.

Junk, garbage and brush must be in separate piles and placed behind the curb in the approximate location of the regular household refuse. Small cleanup week items must be in a toter. A 4-foot separation is necessary between garbage toters and cleanup week items.

If cleanup week items are not picked up on the regular garbage day, they will be collected the next day.

  1. Accepted Items
  2. Not Accepted Items

These items can be set out for Cleanup Week:

  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • Laminate flooring pieces and other household items
  • Mattresses
  • Tree limbs and brush

Tree limbs must be stacked with the ends facing the curb and should not be in landscape waste bags. Nothing over 3 inches in diameter or longer than 4 feet will be accepted. Leaves and grass clippings are not included. The brush pile size cannot be larger than 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 8 feet long, which is approximately the size of the bed of a normal pickup truck. Additional brush not meeting the pile size will be left and it will be the homeowner’s or tenant’s responsibility for proper disposal.