Recycling Information

What can I do with larger items such as couches, stoves, etc.?

Large Metal Items –

Large metal items can be taken to local scrap yards. Other disposal sites:

  • Tazewell Refuse and Disposal Facility (309) 694-0295
  • Peoria County Landfill (309) 565-4281
  • White Goods – TNT Recycling (309) 635-4642

Call to verify what items can be taken and for costs associated for disposal.

Landscape Collection –

Residents in East Peoria must contract through Waste Management. Call (800) 796-9696 for further information.

Brush Collection Tree Services –

Services are listed in the phone book

Metal –

  • A. Miller (309) 674-1101
  • Behr (309) 637-4422

Other Recycling Information

E-Waste – ATR 309-691-7230
Monday – Friday 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
No TV’s or Monitors but all else. 10 items no charge.

Kuusakoski 309-691-5105
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
one TV only all else no charge.

M & M 309-495-0995
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
No TV’s or monitors/ no limit on all else, no charge

Retro Tech 309-682-0675
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No TV’s / no limit on all else, no charge

Waste Management – NOTHING

Best Buy 309-689-0277
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m.
No TV’s or monitors / takes everything else

Visit the Illinois Electronic Waste Management Program for more complete information.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles can be recycled at
Southwind RAS

6616 S. Darst St.

Peoria, IL 61604


The shingles will be recycled into asphalt for road repair and construction. The used shingle loads must be free of wood and contain a minimum amount of plastic and cardboard. It is ok to have nails in with the old shingles. Nails will be taken out and the metal recycled. There is a minimum fee for each load accepted by Southwind. Their e-mail addresses are on their contact page. Their hours of operation are 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

BatteriesPlus +

705 West Camp St., East Peoria, IL 61611

Phone: 309-694-0639

Manager: Bob Miller

Of special interest, they sell new energy efficient light bulbs as well as recycle light bulbs and batteries of all sizes from residences.

Only TV’s, VCR’s, Computers and Monitors to:

Tazewell County Transfer Station

3550 East Washington Ave, East Peoria, IL

Phone: (309) 694-0295

Going Green Computers

716 Derby St, Pekin, IL

Phone: (309) 241-2229

Working TV’s and VCR’s can go to a local Goodwill store.

East Peoria Solid Waste & Recycling Information

East Peoria residents signing a petition encouraging glass recycling

The City of East Peoria is now selling toters: The dimensions for the 96 gallons toters are 46 3/8’ wide. Height, 33 3/4” deep and 26 3/8” wide. Dimensions for the 38 gallons are 38 ½” height, 22 ¼” deep and 19” wide. For current pricing information please call (309) 698-4716. Toters are delivered within 3 to 4 business days from purchase.

Before you purchase a toter from an area merchant, please call to ensure it is compatible to our equipment. You may also lease these containers from Waste management Inc. by calling 1-800-796-9696 for more information.

City wide cleanup weeks are scheduled for 1st full week of may and 1st full week of October.

E-pay now available to purchase look on City Web page

Currently approximately 50% of East Peoria’s 7800 households are participating in the City’s curbside recycling program.

Recyclables are picked up in East Peoria weekly along with regular solid waste.

Some of you may have some questions on how the existing program is handled. Well here are some commonly asked questions and answers.

Yes, if you have two containers place paper products in one and plastic and metals products in another. If you have only one container you may place all recyclable products together.

The City will provide you with two free bins and lids. If you still do not have room try crushing cans and plastic containers. If you still can’t fit everything into the bins, you may purchase another bin from the Department of Public Works.

Recycling bins are available at the Department of Public Works which is located at 2232 E. Washington Street. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The first two containers and lids are provided to you at no charge. Please call Public Works for information on purchasing additional bins.

Currently, aluminum cans, tin cans, newspapers, magazines, junkmail, white milk jugs, cardboard boxes, and plastic containers with the designation 1-5 and 7 (with the exception of oil bottles) on them will be accepted. Currently glass is not accepted.

We cannot accept plastic containers that have had oil or antifreeze in them or wide mouth plastic containers such as margarine, ice cream, etc. We cannot accept phone books, aluminum foil or trays, pyrex, plate glass or paint cans. These items should be placed with your other household refuse if they are not considered hazardous waste. We are not accepting any glass at this time.

Recyclables are picked up weekly on your regular garbage day. They must be set at the curb no later than 5:00 A.M. on your garbage day.

Recycling is important to the environment and necessary for the future of our children. It is also our responsibility to teach our children to be environmentally responsible.

Solid Waste Guidelines

There are specific guidelines for household refuse that are not recycled.

  • Trash must be out at curb by 5:00 A.M.
  • There cannot be more than 7 containers or bags per stop.
  • Liquids are not accepted.
  • Landscape waste or building materials cannot be accepted.
  • Cardboard boxes should be broken down and laid flat and if necessary cut into piece of about 3 ft. X 3 ft.

Your driver will place an orange sticker on your receptacle with a box checked indicating the problem.

Yes, but the mechanical device has a weight limit. Driver should not need to assist the mechanical lifting device as this could cause serious injury.

Any cans of old paint can be put in the trash if and only if they are dried out and solid. So take the lid off the can and let it sit. It there is quite a bit of old paint in the can put kitty litter in the can with it. That will make it dry out sooner.

Glass Recycling

Illinois Valley Glass no longer takes glass for recycling.

Peoria drop locations:

  • North Point Shopping Center
    8721 N Knoxville
    behind the complex
  • Sterling Bazaar
    3311 N Sterling
    behind Kroger’s 24 hours
  • Midwest Fiber Recycling
    11709 N Old Galena Road, Chillicothe
    7am to 3:30 pm Mon – Fri

Tazewell County drop locations:

  • Midland Davis
    Rt. 29 and Cynthia St
    (next to the Tee Shirt house) 24 hours
  • Midwest Fiber Recycling
    422 S, White Oak Rd, Normal, IL
    8am to 4:30pm Mon – Fri
  • Pekin Midland Davis 353-3333
  • Midwest Fiber Normal 452-0064
  • Chillicothe 579-2605