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.

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.

Solid Waste Collection Schedules

Below is a list of collection schedules based on solid waste type. Click here to see the collection calendar and map. Click here for the interactive collection map that allows you to enter your address to find out your collection days. If your solid waste was not collected, please click here for options to report it to Public Works.

  • Garbage is picked up every week, except for Christmas Day. Click here for additional information on garbage collection.
  • Recycle is picked up every other week, except for Christmas Day. The first week of recycling collection in 2018 began on January 8, 2018. Click here for additional information on recycle collection.
  • Bulk Waste and Brush are picked up every other week, except for Christmas Day, alternating with recycling. The first week of bulk waste and brush collection in 2018 began on January 2, 2018. Click here for additional information on bulk waste collection.
Drop-Off Facility Hours

The drop-off facility's hours change depending on the time of year. Click here to view additional information about the facility, including directions and item restrictions.

DATE MONDAY TUESDAY - FRIDAY 
 SATURDAY
 October 2, 2017 to May 1, 2018  7 AM to 2:45 PM  7 AM to 2:45 PM  Closed

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.

Additional Information
To find out more about solid waste collection in the City of Bloomington, please select one of the following links:

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