Solid Waste Program

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The Solid Waste Division of the Public Works Department administers the Solid Waste Program, which provides a wide variety of services, including collecting garbage, recycle, bulk waste, and brush; operating a drop-off facility for residents to dispose of appliances, bulk waste, and grass; clearing brush, weeds, and tree limbs from alleys; cleaning medians and alleys; repairing gravel alleys; and street sweeping. Click one of the following links to find out more about services:

To find out when your solid waste will be picked up, visit the RecycleCoach page or download the RecycleCoach app available on the App Store and Google Play. Did we miss a pickup? Please click here to report it on MyBloomington. 

Solid Waste Program Eligibility
Homes eligible for the Solid Waste Program include single-family homes and multi-family homes with six or fewer units in the City of Bloomington. Owners or occupants of commercial property, including multi-family homes with more than six units, are not eligible to participate in the Solid Waste Program. If you are renting residential property, please contact your landlord or leasing agent to find out if the property participates in the City of Bloomington Solid Waste Program..

Citizen Convenience Center Hours

The Citizen Convenience Center's hours change depending on the time of year. Click here to view additional information about the center, including directions and item restrictions.

 Starting September 4, 2018 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM*    7:00 AM to 3:00 PM*

*Entrance gates close 15 minutes early.

The Citizen Convenience Center is closed on Sundays and municipal holidays.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
Public Works will assist persons with disabilities who need to have their garbage or recycle carts taken to the curb prior to collection and returned to their home following collection. Residents can register by filling out the Application for Need Assistance Collection. Note that carts must be left outside. City employees are not allowed to enter  garages to retrieve  garbage and recycling carts. Need Assistance Collection is for recycling and garbage collection only and does not include bulk waste, brush, or yard waste.

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