The City of Pekin employees began collecting residential household garbage pick up on, Wednesday, September 1, 2004. If you currently lease a garbage container from Waste Management, you may continue to use those containers. However, we feel as if we have a more cost-effective garbage container alternative available through the City of Pekin.

Our 96 gallon containers are $60.00.  Garbage containers may be purchased at local stores if the containers meet City of Pekin specifications.

Ordinance 5-2A-2: Garbage Fee:  A fee for the collection of garbage is established that will cover the cost of the collection and disposal.  The fee will be included on the monthly waste water bill as a separate line item.  The term garbage covers the yard waste and recycling collection as well as standard household garbage. The fee schedule will be as follows:  

  • May 1, 2019 a monthly fee of $20.00
  • May 1, 2020 a monthly fee of $22.00
  • May 1, 2021 a monthly fee of $23.00  

5-2A-1:  CITY TO COLLECT:  The City shall be the sole provider of residential garbage collection and maintain a collection service for the collecting of garbage, yard waste, recyclables, and refuse matter which shall be under the supervision of the Superintendent of Streets and Solid Waste. (Ord. No. 2323 2/24/03)

All garbage shall be placed at the curb by 5:00am the day of collection.  Days of collection are established and available from the Street Department Office or on the City web site. 

As a reminder, the following items WILL NOT be accepted at all:  Tires, Large batteries, appliances, water heaters, electronics, paint or hazardous chemicals.

Christmas Trees may be set out for regular garbage pick-up. Christmas trees are the only trees allowed in the landfill.

Solid Waste Department Flyer

The specifications are as follows:

  • 96 gallon- 46.5 inches in height, 26.38 inches in width, and 33.62 inches in depth

Additional information may be obtained by calling the City of Pekin Solid Waste Department at (309) 477-2325.  Garbage containers are purchased at City Hall, 111 South Capitol Street, Pekin, IL 61554 (2nd floor). You may also request a garbage container by filling out the garbage container order form.

Disposing of Electronic Waste

Please read Public Act 95-0959 (effective January 1, 2012) regarding recycling and/or reusing electronic equipment.

The following places are available for disposing of electronic equipment such as TVs, computers, printers and more:

Kuusakoski Recycling: 2022 W. Townline Road, Peoria (309) 691-5015 - Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 10am-2pm

($25.00 each per TV and computer monitor; $35.00 each per big screen TV's.)

Staples: 3507 Court Street, Pekin (309) 347-2664 (Electronic's only - no TV's)

           Items State Law Prohibits at Landfill (E-Waste)