Recycling in Peoria

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Recycling is the single most beneficial activity someone can engage in to increase the economic and environmental sustainability of their city. Recycling benefits the local economy by providing 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.

Latest News

The new Sustain & Gain brochure (PDF) is here! View all the bulk trash, recycling, water conservation and water resource information you’ll need for the upcoming year.

Peoria School Plastic Bag Challenge #PeoriaPBC

Plastic bags are the number one contaminant found in Peoria's recycling cans. Plastic bags do not belong in the recycle can and should be returned to your local store for recycling. We encourage Peoria schools to participate in our Plastic Bag Challenge Contest.

Plastic Bag Challenge Flyer (PDF)

Help your local school win a bench made of recycled plastic bags. Drop off your plastic bags at any of these participating schools.

  • Alta Loma Elementary School
  • BASIS Peoria
  • Country Meadows Elementary School
  • Coyote Hills Elementary School
  • Oasis Elementary School
  • Parkridge Elementary School
  • Peoria Elementary School
  • Santa Fe Elementary School
  • Sunset Heights Elementary School
  • Vistancia Elementary School
  • Zuni Hills Elementary School
  • Centennial High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Peoria Flex Academy
  • Peoria High School
  • Sunrise Mountain High School

Container Broken or Damaged?

Jump over to our online container repair/replacement form to notify us of a problem with your Recycle Bin.

How to Properly Recycle in Peoria

It's easy. It's convenient. It works. Recycling Makes the Difference!

The City of Peoria provides co-mingled curbside recycling for city residents. There is no need to separate the recyclables. Please DO NOT bag your recyclables, except for shredded paper. Drop your plastic bags off at the store where you shop, or find a plastic bag drop off location.

Top Ten in the Bin Flyer (PDF)

Have something you think might qualify as a hazardous material? Find out about Peoria's household hazardous waste collection events.

Activity Book

We have a printable activity book for kids that includes coloring pages, a word search, and other activities related to recycling. Join Javi the Javelina as he teaches about Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse!

Download Printable Activity Book (PDF)
Download Activity Book Answers (PDF)


Additional Information

For additional information please contact the Peoria Customer Service at (623) 773-7160 or e-mail


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