Dec 13

Do's and Don'ts for Holiday Recycling

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:37 AM by Adam Rosen

Before opening gifts and celebrating the holidays, here is a reminder about what you can and can’t recycle.

Do recycle

  • Boxes, cardboard, chipboard
  • Wrapping paper rolls, not wrapping paper
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs
  • All plastic containers
  • Aluminum, empty metal cans
  • Pizza boxes with no food or grease

Don’t recycle

  • Styrofoam peanuts, packaging, plates, cups
  • Wrapping paper with dark colors or gold or silver foil
  • Tissue paper
  • Bows and ribbons
  • Paper plates, cups
  • Broken or unwanted toys
  • Ornaments, lights, garland
  • Plastic bags of any kind

For further questions about recycling, call the Peoria Solid Waste Administrative Office at 623-773-7431.

Dec 13

New Bulk Trash Schedule Begins in January

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:35 AM by Adam Rosen

The new bulk trash schedule begins Jan. 8, and each neighborhood will receive service twice in 2018. Find out when your neighborhood is scheduled for pickup by visiting Peoria’s website.

Bulk trash service is for large items that will not fit into residential garbage containers. Such items include stoves, refrigerators, washers, water heaters, microwaves, televisions, sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases, desks, patio furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment, yard waste, and fencing and building materials. The city will not pickup items like motor oil, oil based paint, paint thinner, cleaners, batteries, prescription drugs, biological waste, tires, auto parts, roofing materials, glass doors, animal waste, rocks, bricks, concrete and tile.

Each zone of the city will have different collection days, and collection begins at 6 a.m. on those scheduled days. Place your items on the curbside the day before collection begins. For more information about the bulk trash program, call 623-773-7431 or email

Dec 13

Holiday Service Changes

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 11:16 AM by Adam Rosen

All city offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, and facilities normally open on Sundays will also be closed on Sunday, Dec. 24. Further, residents who have curbside trash/recycle pickup on Monday and Tuesday will need to plan for changes that week as well.

Monday’s collection will move from Dec. 25 to Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Tuesday’s pickup will move from Dec. 26 to Wednesday, Dec. 27. There will be no changes to Thursday or Friday services. There will be no Express or RAPID service and customer service will be closed on Christmas Day. For more bus and light rail information or to schedule a trip, contact 602-253-5000 or visit their website.