Public Works

The Pekin Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the City of Pekin's street and water systems. This includes plowing and salting icy and dangerous roads during the winter months and repairing damaged sections and cracks during the summer months. The Street Division also creates the many street, construction and specialty signs throughout the city, as well as monitoring, maintaining and suggesting improvements to Pekin's water system.  Also taking care of solid waste such as garbagerecyclables and yard waste.

The Street Operations section manages all the planning and budgeting for the Street Division. Staff inspects new road construction on work zones and street cut ordinances throughout the City.

Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste

The City of Pekin provides quality service to dispose of your garbage, recycling goods and yard waste. Garbage, Recycling and Yard waste runs a day late when the City is closed for the following holidays:

No Garbage Pick-up on these holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Questions? Please call (309) 477-2325.


The project to make the bathrooms at the riverfront handicap accessible is currently underway. Illinois Civil Contractors Inc. is performing the work, and the main portion of the project is expected to be completed next week. 

Bathroom riverfront 0505        IMG_0520        IMG_0526

Bob Shaw
Operations Supervisor
Streets & Solid Waste
1208 Koch Street
Pekin, IL  61554
309.477.2325



Mike Guerra
City Engineer
Public Works
111 S Capitol St
Pekin, IL 61554
309.478.5348
mmguerra@ci.pekin.il.us