CITY OF EAST PEORIA: Effective July 1, Recycling Put Out In The Small Bins Will Not Be Picked Up
City of East Peoria issued the following announcement on May 24.
Residents who want to recycle should order their new blue lid recycling toter by May 31 to ensure they have it by July 1. Effective July 1, recycling put out in the small bins will not be picked up.
While East Peoria’s recycling program is voluntary, those who want to participate must purchase the new toter.
Toters can be purchased online using a secure system provided through the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office. A link to that site is at www.cityofeastpeoria.com/264/Wheeled-Toters-for-Recycling. They can also be ordered and paid for at East Peoria City Hall, 401 W. Washington St.
The 96-gallon toters cost $60 and have bright blue lids to signal they contain material for recycling. East Peoria Public Works employees will deliver the toters to residents’ homes.
Those who have several garbage toters have the option of painting a toter lid blue, thus making it a recycling toter and eliminating the need to order one. Public Works officials recommend using Rust-oleum Gloss Brilliant Blue spray paint.
Once they have received their new recycling toter or converted a garbage toter into a recycling toter, residents can use the small bins for storing their recycling material or keep them for personal use. Another option is returning the bins to Public Works, 2232 E. Washington St., for a program sponsored by the East Peoria Green Team. The group is donating those bins to Illinois Central College for use in the dorms and on other campus sites, as well as to East Peoria Elementary School District 86 for use by school staff. Donated bins must be empty and clean.
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