The Commercial Recycling Ordinance (CRO) is a county-wide ordinance that states all businesses in Peoria County must recycle two of their most quantified recyclables from their waste stream.
View the complete Commercial Recycling Ordinance on the Municode website: https://library.municode.com/il/peoria_county/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COCO_CH7.1CORE
Planning, implementing, and monitoring your recycling program takes a little effort from employees, but by doing this your company is helping the environment and saving money. By recycling, we save diminishing landfill space, conserve our natural resources, and reduce pollution.
All businesses, schools, and government agencies must submit a Quarterly Report regarding their recycling efforts.
(1) Online at Peoria County Recycling
Quarterly Report Due Dates
The Illinois Assembly, recognizing the solid waste management crisis that impacted all communities in the state, passed the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act in 1988. With these Public Acts, the State of Illinois assigned to counties the responsibilities for conserving remaining landfill space.
Counties then developed, adopted, and implemented plans to reduce reliance on landfills for waste disposal and establish solid waste management plans for a 20-year period. These plans must seek to recycle at least 25% of a county’s waste stream.
In order to meet the State mandate, the County of Peoria performed a study on waste disposal patterns. As 54% of the waste generated in Peoria County was from the commercial district, the County Board adopted the CRO in 1993.
Follow these steps to set up your recycling program or fine tune your current program:
And remember, you can always reach out to Peoria County's Recycling and Sustainability Office with questions.