THANK YOU for considering to recycle in Pekin!!
PLEASE NOTE: The SALE on recycling roll out carts has concluded. Carts can still be purchased at their regular rate of $40. If you sign up below, there will be no additional charge to your monthly collection fees. However, you will make a one-time purchase of $40 (billed on the following month's wastewater billing) to cover the cost of a 64-gallon roll-out cart. Once you sign up, your name will go on a list to have a roll-out cart distributed to you, pending availability of carts in stock (new ones will be ordered if we run out).
Each week, city crews pick up garbage for over 11,000 residential units. Of those units, approximately 60% recycle. Your participation will help to improve that statistic. ecycling has many benefits (see box at right). It also helps create more efficiency by: 1) lowering costs that are paid to dump solid waste/garbage at the landfill; 2) reducing transportation costs to haul garbage to the landfill; and 3) integrating more automation into the solid waste collection process so that city employees can stay healthier (by not lifting heavy bins).
If you have questions on the recycling program a FAQ is located here.
THANK YOU for recycling!
Benefits of Recycling:*
- Reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfills and combustion facilities;
- Conservation of natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals;
- Prevention of pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials;
- Saving of energy;
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change;
- Helping to sustain the environment for future generations; and
- Helping to create well-paying jobs in recycling and manufacturing industries.
*According to the US EPA