Republic Services currently holds the residential contract for garbage/recycling/yard waste bag removal in the City of Peru. Residents are charged $19 per month for these services. This charge is reflected on your utility bill. Residents are provided with a 95 gallon garbage cart (black lid) and a 95 gallon cart (light blue lid). Garbage pickup is weekly while recycling pickup is bi-weekly. If you are a new resident and do not have carts, contact Republic Services or the Clerk's Office at 815-223-0061. Additional garbage/recycling carts can be rented and paid for through Republic Services for a fee. This is seperate from your city service and will be billed directly from Republic Services. Please contact Republic Services at 815-434-2035.
Yard waste bags are collected on Monday's from April to November.
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 will pick up one bulk item per week. Bulk items 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 to schedule a special pick up.
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.
YARD WASTE BAG COLLECTION
Republic Services will pick up yard waste on Monday's beginning April 4th until November 20th. 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. Please have yard waste out by 6:00 a.m.
No dumping of yard waste bags at city landfill will be allowed. Note: The site is monitored by surveillance cameras.
Republic Services does not accept demolition materials, electronics or white goods, i.e. stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, etc. The City of Peru conducts an annual appliance clean-up week in April.
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.
As of January 1, 2012, the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Public Act 97-287 prohibits the disposal of e-waste (electronics) into landfills. LaSalle County will host 1 Free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event in 2023 and 2 Free Electronics Recycling events in 2023 (1 combined with HHW). Residents are limited to two televisions per vehicle and must pre-register prior to the event. Registration information and flyer/acceptable items list will be posted at lasallecountyil.gov about 3 weeks prior to each event. All events will all be held at the LaSalle County Government Center, 707 E Etna Rd, Ottawa