There are a few more weeks of yard waste collection for 2023. The week ending Friday, December 8, will be the final chance to have yard waste picked up curbside until March 2024.
Yard waste materials include grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, and brush. Limbs and sticks can be bundled with nonmetallic cords, such as twine, but must be less than five feet long and weigh less than 50 pounds.
For unbundled materials, residents are encouraged to use their own containers. Only using the City of Peoria’s carts for recycling and garbage and a separate container for yard waste helps to prolong the life of the City’s carts.
Use plastic or metal garbage cans between 40 and 45 gallons in size, with two handles, and a tight-fitting lid. Wheeled carts that are either 65 or 95 gallons in size are also acceptable. Cans or carts should be labeled with “Yard Waste Only” stickers. Yard waste stickers are available at City Hall, Public Works, or any GFL Environmental location.