Recycling

The state of Illinois is urging farmers and others who use or produce pesticides and other agrichemicals to save the containers to be recycled.  The Department of Agriculture says it plans to collect the containers in July and August. They will be recycled to make products such as fence posts, shipping pallets and plastic lumber. 

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The single most expensive contract for the city of Peoria is solid waste collection.

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The City of Peoria is asking residents to talk trash. The city’s waste hauling contract with Peoria Disposal Company expires in 2019.

After Christmas festivities are over and the presents are all unwrapped, the next task is figuring out how to dispose of the Christmas tree before the cats knock it over again. Thankfully, WCBU has compiled a handy list of tips for tree pickup and recycling for local residents. If you'd like to add additional programs to our list, please email us. Thank you!

Used tire collection site for Peoria residents

Mar 28, 2015

Peoria Disposal company and the City of Peoria are teaming up to rid city neighborhoods of unwanted tires.

Making household hazardous waste events easier

Jun 6, 2013

There's a push in Springfield to create a fund that would make it easier for communities to hold household hazardous waste events, similar to the hugely-successful one in Bloomington-Normal last fall. Walter Willis of Hampshire heads up the Illinois Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. He says his group has lobbied for the Paint Stewardship Law, which would develop a revenue stream through the sale of paint products that could fund community-wide events.