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Republic Services currently holds the residential contract for waste/recycling removal in the City of Peru. Contact Republic Services at 815-434-2035 for more information.

GARBAGE INFORMATION 

Items Accepted: Kitchen waste, paper products, non-recyclable packaging, mixed paper and other odds and ends. All waste must be contained in provided cart. Items not accepted: are loose trash, dirt, stone, rocks, hazardous materials, liquids, yard waste mixed with garbage, large auto and truck parts, tires, televisions, computers and other electronics, kitchen and laundry supplies, paint, engine and machine oils.

Republic Services does not accept demolition materials, electronics or white goods, i.e. stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, etc. The City of Peru will conduct an appliance clean-up the third week of April. 

BULK ITEM PICK UP-SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Republic Services will pick up one bulk item per week.

Bulk item consists of a piece of furniture, mattress, carpeting (cut into 2ft lengths and tied). Special arrangements must be made for over dimensional or overweight items. Contact Republic Services at 815-434-2035 for more information.

MISSED COLLECTIONS

If Republic Services inadvertently missed your collection, please call 815-434-2035. They will do everything possible to get your  waste collected within 24 hours of your telephone call.

REPUBLIC SERVICES HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

There will be no curbside garbage pick-up on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. When your pick up falls on or after one of these holidays, your pick up will be one day late during that week.

RECYCLING INFORMATION

NEWSPAPER/MIXED PAPER-Anything that comes in the newspaper. Magazines/telephone books/catalogs/junk mail/envelopes. Brown paper grocery bags. Typing, computer printout paper, note paper. Frozen food trays and boxes. Chipboard, i.e. cereal boxes (liner removed). Gift boxes, small boxes (unwaxed), paper tubes. Corrugated boxes. (Please remove packing peanuts and all plastic materials from shipping boxes) Wet strength carrier stock. Office paper, school paper, annual reports. MLS books, NCR forms (Please remove plastic covers and steel binders from all office paper/files)

ALUMINUM CANS-Please rinse, and if possible, flatten aluminum foil and pie plates

TIN/STEEL and BI-METAL CANS-Cookie tins or other decorative food tins. Empty aerosol cans. Please remove labels. Please rinse, and if possible, flatten.

GLASS BOTTLES AND JARS-Clear, brown, green and blue. Please rinse. You do not need to remove labels.

PLASTICS-1 PET 2 HDPE    3 PVCV  4 LPDE  5 PP  and 7 OTHER

WHAT IS NOT ACCEPTED INSIDE YOUR RECYCLING CONTAINER:  

Plastic bags, sheets, film, Tarps, Motor oil, insecticide or herbicide containers, Styrofoam blocks, Packing peanuts, Expanded foam and clear polystyrene (#6 plastic), Food-covered items, Food waste, Waxed paper, Wax cardboard, Fabrics, Wood,Tissue paper, Carbon paper, Hard cover books, Paper towels, Paper plates, Pots and Pans, Wire, Toys, Greasy pizza boxes, Aluminum siding, Window glass or mirrors, Ceramics or Pyrex dishes, Light bulbs.

IF YOUR GARBAGE IS MISSED, CONTACT REPUBLIC SERVICES AT 815-434-2035.

2020 Republic Services Garbage/Recycling Schedule

Yard Waste-UPDATED   

April 15, 2020

The City of Peru is pleased to announce that curbside yard waste pickup will resume this Friday, April 17th. The City’s contractor, Republic Services, will be providing the service in accordance with their contract.
Effective Friday morning the City of Peru’s landfill / compost facility will be closed to the public. No dumping of yard waste bags will be allowed.

Note: The site is monitored by surveillance cameras.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these changing times.

Please Note: Nothing shall be deposited in a yard waste bag other than leaves, grass clippings, small twigs, and clippings from small plants, bushes, flowers, and trees.  Yard waste pickup is on Fridays.  Sticker requirements have been suspended through this pandemic.

Disposal of e-waste

As of January 1, 2012, the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Public Act 97-287 prohibits the disposal of e-waste (electronics) into landfills. Therefore, Republic Services no longer collects e-waste, nor serves as a drop-off location. Please contact your local electronics store to find a drop-off location near you.