Recycling in Peoria
Proper recycling has numerous benefits. It benefits the local economy by providing a sources of material (plastics, glass, metals, etc.) readily available for processing and manufacturing into new products. Recyclable material in Peoria is diverted from area landfills and instead taken for processing at area materials recovery facilities (MRF) where it is separated, sorted, and packaged for sale to product manufacturers. Recycling also contributes to the regions overall environmental sustainability by reducing the amount of raw materials extracted from the Earth for manufacturing products. You've probably noticed that a lot of the products you buy contain a percentage of recycled content. That is because it is cheaper and greener to utilize materials that have already been extracted, transported, and processed. Recycling is the single most beneficial activity someone can engage in to increase the ecomonic and environmental sustainability of their city.
How to Properly Recycle in Peoria
The city of Peoria provides co-mingled curbside recycling for city residents. There is no need to separate or bag the recyclables. Please DO NOT bag your recyclables, but do bag and tie your trash. Have something you think might qualify as a hazardous material?
Click HERE to find out about our household hazarous waste collection events.
|Acceptable Items: || Non Acceptable Items: |
|Plastics (with the symbol #1 through #7)|
Water jugs, milk jugs, juice jugs, detergent bottles and water bottles, squeezable bottles, yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese containers, fountain drink plastic cups, disposable clean plates, CD cases, rigid plastics, campaign signs.
Non-Acceptable plastics (with the symbol #1 through #7)
Plastic bags - Peoria is a proud partner of the Bag Central Station program. Drop your bags off at any Peoria Fire Station, City Hall, or library. For a list of other locations that accept plastic bags for recycling click HERE.
|Paper and cardboard|
Newspaper, magazines, junk mail, phone books, office and writing paper, broken down boxes, cereal boxes, detergent boxes, shoe boxes, frozen food boxes, wet strength soda carriers. Note: shredded Paper must be tied in clear plastic bag.
|Non-Acceptable paper and cardboard|
Polystyrene cups or containers (Styrofoam), photographs, hardback or paperback books, blueprints, heat sensitive receipt paper.
Aluminum (beverage cans) and steel cans (vegetables, fruit, soup cans), empty aerosol cans (no paint, pesticide or oven cleaner cans), foil paper and clean pie plates.
Paint, pesticide or oven cleaner cans, computers and large electronics. Bring all Household Hazardous Waste and electronic waste to our regularly scheduled collection events throughout the year. For a list of what constitutes an item household hazardous or electronic waste click HERE.
Jars, containers, and beverage bottles. Please remove metal lids from glass jars and place both in your recycling container.
Window panes, mirrors, light bulbs, windshields, car windows, treated glass, glass table tops, televisions.
For additional information please contact the Peoria Customer Service at 623-773-7160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's easy. It's convenient. It works. Recycling Makes the Difference!