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One-Day Electronics Recycling Event

Posted on: August 29th, 2022 by rjohnson

When: October 1, 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Festival Building, 2200 E. Washington St., East Peoria, IL 61611

This event is sponsored by: Tazewell County Green Initiatives

This will be a drive-thru event. Please reman in in your vehicle. Trained staff will collect electronics from your vehicle.

Acceptable items and fees are listed below:

  • CRT\LCD Monitors $10
  • CRT Televisions $20
  • Flat-screen Televisons $20
  • Projection Televisions $40
  • Console Television $40
  • Answering Machines
  • Battery Backups and Uninterruptable
  • Power Supplies (UPS) – NO BATTERIES
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Cellular/Mobile Phones
  • Christmas tree lights
  • Computer Peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
  • Desktop Computers
  • DVD/CD Players
  • Fax Machines
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Laptops
  • Mail-room Equipment
  • Networking Equipment and Cables
  • Pagers
  • Point of Sale Equipment
  • Power and Accessory Cables
  • Power Tools (including batteries)
  • Printers (for large office printers please contact your local store)
  • Projectors
  • Radios
  • Receivers
  • Satellite and Cable Equipment
  • Shredders
  • Speakers
  • Smart Phones
  • Surge Suppressors and Power Strips
  • Tablets
  • Telephones (including PBX equipment)
  • Toner
  • VCRs
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Walkie-talkies

Download a copy of the flier for printable list.

Riverfront Clean Up

Posted on: July 16th, 2022 by rjohnson

It was great to get back into the ‘clean up and recycle’ state of mind since we had an in person 4th of July fireworks celebration. As in the past East Peoria Green and some of our friends turned out 10 or more volunteers on the 5th of July. We worked for about 3 hours sorting recyclables from trash and put them in the correct containers. The photos show two groups of green volunteers who helped with the HOT messy task. I apologize to the helpers that were there that I missed with the camera. We want to thank the City of East Peoria for arranging their pick up of the trash and recyclables at the riverfront around our schedule. 
I must say that the area was in better shape this year, so if you were there, Thank You. 
Remember that the Recycling toters are the ones with the single round hole on top. Many of these toters have blue lids, but some do not. We had two members, who suggested we spray paint many tops of the recycle toters a nice blue. Then they would match the blue topped toters we use all around the city. We hope to do that in the cooler fall when the baseball season ends. 
Be Patriotic all year! Help someone you don’t know that needs help.

Energy Efficiency Day Proclamation

Posted on: November 3rd, 2021 by rjohnson

East Peoria Mayor John Kahl presented a proclamation in recognition of Energy Efficiency Day on October 6th. Recieving the proclamation are Bob Jorgensen of HOI Sierra Club and Connie Cantabury of East Peoria Green. All citizens need to Remember that energy that is not needed because buildings are emery efficient is the first step in slowing climate change.

Seed Collection

Posted on: July 21st, 2021 by rjohnson

For over 5 years, the East Peoria Community High School HOPE Club has been working with the Army Core of Engineers to harvest and distribute native wildflower seeds near Farmdale Dam in East Peoria. HOPE Club (an acronym for Healing Our Planet’s Environment) is an environmental club that was founded 25 years ago by EPCHS science teacher Martin Hobbs. Some of those wildflowers are milkweed, an important plant that attracts many pollinators including monarch butterflies. Due to widespread herbicide use, milkweed, the only plant monarch larvae will eat, is becoming much more scarce. As a result, monarch populations have decreased by over 80% over the last 2 decades. HOPE Club and EP Green have distributed thousands of these milkweed seeds to interested community members. If you are interested in acquiring some of these milkweed seeds, please contact Bob Jorgensen at or Martin Hobbs at