PEORIA -- Peoria is one of the few Illinois cities without free curbside recycling. A new trash hauling contract is about to be approved by the Peoria City Council which offers this recycling.
City staffers are recommending a bid submitted by Peoria Disposal Company that includes once monthly recycling pickup, but residents may have to use a 96-gallon toter for a $50 deposit.
The bid is complex, and to learn more the Global Warming Solutions Group is sponsoring a free public meeting from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on Wed. Oct. 14 at the Lakeview Library, 1137 W. Lake.
A panel of recycling operatives from the city and county, the bidders and the Illinois Recycling Association will discuss ideas for curbside recycling.
The Peoria City Council may vote on accepting a bid on Oct. 13, but also maybe later. The group is urging people to contact the city council to express support for recycling.