Peoria seeking public input on solid waste collection program
As the city of Peoria prepares to undertake its next round of service procurement for solid waste collection, it is seeking input from the public to gauge where collection and resident willingness to financially support enhancements could improve.
“It’s imperative that residents share feedback on solid waste collection for future decision making,” Public Works Director Scott Reeise said. “We want to make sure everyone’s needs are being met and that we’re making Peoria both financially and environmentally sustainable.”
Solid waste collection includes trash, recycling, yard waste and bulky materials like mattresses, tires and appliances, among other materials.
The city currently has an online survey available on its website, where residents can provide input on how solid waste collection services could be improved. The city will also host a public meeting on the topic at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center.
The city is evaluating the performance of its current solid waste collection program as it turns to the next round of service procurement.
Any changes to the current program, such as an extended yard waste season or increased recycling collection, could lead to larger costs for residents, necessitating public input on any decision the city makes.