City of Peoria Trash Cart Audit is Two-Thirds Finished & Education Open Houses Scheduled

The City of Peoria wants to thank the residents who were able to set out their City of Peoria trash carts to participate in its trash audit and would like to notify the public that the process is still ongoing.   The City has been able to tag and distribute educational materials to over 26,000 households.  The cart audit is an important process as it helps the City record the location of its assets, as trash carts have a value of $100 each.

The crews from Rehrig Pacific, the City’s trash cart manufacturer, will now go out to the nearly 13,000 households that were not tagged during the first pass through the city.   These households were missed during the first pass through for a variety of reasons, including residents who weren’t home or forgot about the audit.  The audit process takes longer than trash collection and the auditors cannot tag as many households per day as the PDC crews can collect trash.

Through November 23, 2018, the City of Peoria is requesting that resident that have yet to receive a new tag and bag of education materials to continue to sets out their trash carts on their regular collection day until 5:00 p.m.  This will ensure that all City of Peoria carts get a new serial number, even if trash collection is not needed that week.

Rehrig Pacific will tie a bag of informational materials on the handle.   This will indicate that the trash cart has received a new serial number and residents no longer need to keep their trash cart out until 5:00 p.m.

In November, crews from Rehrig Pacific will stop at just those residential homes in Peoria that have not yet been tagged on the regular trash collection day to attach the tag to the cart. Once attached, they will use a scanner to connect the serial number to the residential address.

The serial number sticker will never be connected to a homeowner or renter’s name, personal information, weight or contents of the trash cart, or anything other than the residential address.   The scanner will not take any pictures of the cart or surrounding areas, and the crew will not be coming by until after trash is collected, so they will not be able to see any contents of the trash cart. The serial number will also help the City manage its trash cart inventory.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • How do I know if my cart has been audited?

A white sticker with a new serial number will be affixed to your cart.  Once your trash cart has gotten its new serial number, a bag of information will be hanging on the handle of your cart. Please read through the information and if you’d like to sign up for every other week recycling, simply mail the postcard back.

  • I have a lot of carts. Which one gets a new serial number? The trash cart with a brown body and lid with a City of Peoria logo is the cart that will be audited.  Most people use these for trash, although a small population uses them for yardwaste.
  • My cart has been audited, but I did not receive educational materials. What do I do?

Please contact the City of Peoria at (309) 494-8807 and a bag of education materials will be delivered or mailed to your home.

  • My cart has not been audited yet, will it be?

The audit continues through November 23rd.  After November 23rd if you cart has not been audited, please contact the City of Peoria at (309) 494-8807.

  • My neighbor’s cart was audited, but mine wasn’t.

The audit continues through November 23rd.  After November 23rd if your cart has not been audited, please contact the City of Peoria at (309) 494-8807.

Note, only those trash carts (brown) with the City of Peoria logo on the sides are being audited.  The trash carts (brown) with the PDC logo on the sides will be not be audited as these are the property of PDC or the homeowner, not the City.  Residents that have more than one City of Peoria trash cart are asked to set out all trash carts. 




The City has heard from many residents asking great questions about the new collection program and recycling.  The City will host three conversation sessions during the week of November 12th as an opportunity for additional residents to ask questions and learn more about the program changes.

  • Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Arbor 111 (Auditorium) at the Illinois Central College – Peoria Campus, 5407 N University Street, Peoria, IL 61635.
  • Thursday, November 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Story Room at Lincoln Branch Library, 1312 W. Lincoln Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61605.
  • Thursday, November 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor at Gateway Building, 200 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602.


Updates to the trash collection program, as well as recycling and yard waste, will go into effect January 7, 2019. The public will receive more information later this fall.


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