POP-UP COMMUNITY CLEANUPS
Side Lot Program
Dumpster Program and Neighborhood Tools
Tires/Television Recycling and Yard Waste
Great American Cleanup
100 Blocks in 100 Days

Pop-Up Community Cleanups

The 2022 Community Cleanup program, hosted by the City of Peoria’s Community Development Department, holds ‘pop-up events’ biweekly in neighborhoods throughout our community working alongside volunteers and community leaders to clean up litter and create a healthier and more positive Peoria.  The 2022 Community Cleanup season kicked off on March 16th and events will be hosted all around the city over spring and summer months.

We will provide trash bags, water, gloves, hand sanitizer, and garbage pickers. Please help us in promoting taking some time to pick up to help our City. Even if the cleanup is not occurring in your neighborhood, you are invited to join us in our location and help improve other neighborhoods.

For all questions, contact Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Kaylee Drea at 309.494.8624 or kdrea@peoriagov.org.

Follow our Instagram @AppreciatePeoria and our website AppreciatePeoria.com for future event opportunities and updates.

Side Lot Program

The Side Lot Program is designed to improve the quality of life in Peoria’s neighborhoods by taking a strategic and citizen-based approach in developing our communities. This program specifically addresses vacant, City-owned lots in areas of the City lacking the density or demand required for a land bank or market based solution.

The Side Lot Program is now open to adjacent land owners next to an available City-owned vacant lot. Make your property larger without high costs.

For all questions or to submit an application, contact Land Manager Matt Smith at 309.494.8622 or mjsmith@peoriagov.org.

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Click HERE for the Side Lot Application – Owner Occupied
Click HERE for the Side Lot Application – Non-Owner Occupied

Dumpster Program and Neighborhood Tools

The Appreciate Peoria Neighborhood Toolkits are available to anyone looking to build their community through hosting a neighborhood cleanup, creating a neighborhood association, or having a block party. Select the links below for a step-by-step guide to making your neighborhood cleaner, stronger, and more fun!

2022 Dumpster Program

The Dumpster Program provides registered neighborhood associations up to two (2) cleanups between April 16th and November 6th. There is a limit of one (1) trash dumpster OR one (1) landscape dumpster per cleanup. A GFL dumpster through this program is available on Saturdays between 8 AM and 12 PM.

For all questions or to submit an application, contact Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Kaylee Drea at 309.494.8624 or kdrea@peoriagov.org.

 Tires/Television Recycling and Yard Waste

Looking to get rid of tires, TV’s, yard waste, or just a whole lot of stuff? Look no further than AppreciatePeoria.com. Although the City of Peoria does not currently offer recycling for tires or TV’s, you can find a list of resources and disposal programs found throughout Peoria for TV and tire recycling, off-season yard waste disposal, and the City-County landfill.

For all questions, contact Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Kaylee Drea at 309.494.8624 or kdrea@peoriagov.org.

Great American Cleanup

The 2022 Great American Cleanup is scheduled to occur in the City of Peoria on Saturday, April 23rd.  The event provides an opportunity to continue to build a sense of community pride and stewardship in our neighborhoods by eliminating blight and kicking off the Spring with a big cleanup event.

This event is hosted in partnership with Keep Peoria Beautiful, a local non-profit that works to improve the environment of the Peoria area through beautification, litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and education. Keep Peoria Beautiful supplies neighborhood associations, HOA’s, and community groups participating in the Great American Clean up with FREE trash bags, yard waste bags, and gloves. Please contact Keep Peoria Beautiful at 309-672-6288 or keeppeoriabeautiful@gmail.com to register our cleanup and take advantage of these items.

The city of Peoria provides 20 neighborhood cleanup dumpsters (trash and yard waste!) to neighborhood associations to kick of the Spring season. Neighborhood associations may choose between one trash or one yard waste dumpster. Neighborhood associations may request volunteers from Dream Center Peoria, as well.

To request a dumpster for your neighborhood, contact Neighborhood Enhancement Coordinator Kaylee Drea at 309.494.8624 or kdrea@peoriagov.org.

100 Blocks in 100 Days

The “100 Blocks in 100 Days” is an initiative where over a 100-day period, each Code Enforcement Inspector will walk door-to-door, introducing themselves to residents in over 100 blocks throughout the city of Peoria. The initiative provides residents with the opportunity to speak directly to their Code Enforcement Inspectors, providing them the opportunity to share suggestions, comments, and concerns about their neighborhood. This program not only promotes building relationships with city staff, but also educates residents on how the work of the Community Development Department directly impacts maintaining property values, public safety, and quality of life.

For all questions, contact Code Enforcement Manager Ashley Elias at 309.494.8929 or aelias@peoriagov.org.