Keep Peoria Beautiful

Keep Peoria Beautiful

Keep Peoria Beautiful is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization established to improve the environment of the Peoria area through beautification, litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and education.

For more than 60 years, Keep Peoria Beautiful has been a catalyst for drawing together governmental agencies, civic organizations and volunteers to make an impact on a variety of citywide beautification projects. We envision a cleaner and greener Peoria—a more sustainable place to live, work, and play.

Orchid and Onion Awards
Keep Peoria Beautiful has been bestowing these honors on area businesses for more than 60 years, bringing public attention to their outstanding efforts to improve the appearance of their property. Winners are recognized at our annual Awards Ceremony in September.

Iris Awards
Iris Awards recognize neighborhood associations and individual homeowners for outstanding landscaping and beautification of their homes and gardens. Winners are recognized before the Peoria City Council and at our annual Awards Ceremony in September.

Great American Clean-Up
For over 16 years, the Great American Clean-Up is a city-wide clean-up event hosted by Keep Peoria Beautiful every April. Businesses, community organizations, schools and individuals work throughout the city to help pick up litter and debris from their neighborhoods. In previous years we have been able to provide tire recycling and electronic waste recycling as well.

Adopt-a-Box Program
The Adopt-a-Box program was created in 2016 in Peoria’s Warehouse District (along Washington Street between State and Liberty) to aid in the care and maintenance of planter boxes. Various businesses and individuals have adopted boxes, participated in plant replacement and routine weeding, and otherwise taken care of their planters. These planter boxes were established to help combat the combined sewer overflow problem.

Ronald McDonald House
A partnership started in late 2017, Keep Peoria Beautiful will provide expertise, materials and resources for the installation and maintenance of landscaping for the new $7 million Ronald McDonald House. Groundbreaking for the house took place in September 2018. Installation of sod and plant materials will begin Spring/Summer 2020. Learn more about how you can help or volunteer by signing up for our newsletter.

How to Help
You can show your support by attending one of our fundraisers or events, or by volunteering your time in the community to help pick up litter. Keep Peoria Beautiful depends on community support to keep our programs running; your donations go directly to fund various projects throughout the year. Visit to sign up for our newsletter and for more information.

Finally, you can help us spread our message throughout the community by following up on social media and sharing our posts with your friends.

Keep Peoria Beautiful
416 Main Street, Suite 730
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 672-6288

Facebook: @KeepPeoriaBeautiful