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Bloomington Hits Recycling Milestone

80% Participation Rate

Post Date:06/12/2017 12:09 PM


City Achieves 80% Participation Rate


BLOOMINGTON, IL– The City of Bloomington recently hit an important milestone for its recycling program: 80% participation.

Of 24,146 residential accounts, 19,428 currently have recycling carts. The 80% participation rate is approximately 6% higher than two years ago. The City’s recycling program began in November 2012. Carts are currently provided to residents free of charge.

“Reaching 80% participation from our residents is an impressive milestone for our community. It highlights the importance of sustainable practices to our community," explains the City’s Public Works Director, Jim Karch.

For more information about the City’s recycling program, please visit