A permit is required to store a dumpster or a portable storage container on the right-of-way of the City of Peoria.
The dumpster/container may not block the traffic lane. There must be sufficient space for emergency vehicles to pass (Fire Department has the right to deny any location).
The dumpster/container must be placed fifty (50) feet from an intersection or alley in order to maintain site distance, and must not be within 10' of a fire hydrant.
Barricades with flashing lights are required at each end of the dumpster/container along the traffic side to increase visibility at night. The dumpster/container must also have reflective strips on the sides.
Boards must be placed under the dumpster/container to protect the road surface. Any damage to the road surface will be the responsibility of the applicant to have repaired at no cost to the City of Peoria.
The permit applicant is responsible for all snow and debris removal in the area surrounding the dumpster or container.
A right-of-way use permit for the placement of a dumpster or a portable storage container costs $20.00 for every thirty (30) days.
A meter bag is required if the dumpster or container will occupy a metered parking space. Meter bags are available from Heartland Parking (309) 674-1850. Click here for more information on meter bag rental.
The application for the use of the right-of-way for a dumpster or portable storage unit can be downloaded and printed from the link at the top of the page. Applications may be submitted to the following:
City of Peoria Public Works Department
Permits Division: Dumpster or Storage Container Permit
3505 N. Dries Lane
Peoria, Illinois 61604
The right-of-way use permit is only required if the dumpster or container is stored on the City’s right-of-way (i.e. street, alley, etc.) The dumpster or container may be placed in a driveway or other location on private property, therefore not requiring a permit from the Public Works Department. Contact Planning and Growth Management for information on guidelines for the storage of dumpsters or containers on private property at (309)494-8600.