The Recycling and Resource Conservation Department supports recycling and offers free presentations to schools, civic groups, and businesses to promote the 5 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, and Rebuy). The length of programs is flexible to meet your time needs. Call Rebecca Cottrell at 309-681-2551 to set up a presentation.
- School Recycling Programs (PDF)
- Non-formal Recycling Education Programs (PDF)
- Business Recycling Education Programs (PDF)
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School Recycling & Waste Reduction Grants Available
Peoria County's Office of Sustainability and Resource Conservation Department is offering School Recycling/Waste Reduction grants. Schools within Peoria County may apply to receive up to $300 in waste reduction materials, or $600 if a school representative attends a waste reduction workshop presented by Peoria County's recycling educator.
Waste reduction materials and resources will help schools become more active participants in our community's waste reduction efforts. Grant items include lapboards, worksheet covers, various recycling and compost bins, and field trip funds. For more information call 309-681-2550.