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2019 Vacuum Leaf Collection
Public Works crews are continuing to use leaf vacuums to collect leaves as part of the Fall Leaf Collection. Click here to view a map. The dates in the map are projected start dates for leaf collection with leaf vacuums. However, please ensure that your leaves are out as soon as possible, because crews may start in these areas early. Vacuum leaf collection will continue until temperatures are below freezing, as the equipment is no longer useful. Once the leaf collection with leaf vacuums is complete, crews will continue to collect leaves during regularly-scheduled brush pickup throughout the year.

Leaves should be raked to the back of the curb on the grass; to the shoulder of the road; or at the edge or near your driveway. No bagged leaves are permitted at this time. Keep piles of leaves no higher than 3 feet and do not rake them into the street. Placing leaves in the street results in inlets getting plugged and streets getting flooded, causing serious problems for neighborhoods throughout the City. All brush and other yard waste should be placed into a separate pile.

Solid Waste
The City of Bloomington Public Works Department regularly collects solid waste at the curbside. Garbage is collected every week, recycling is collected every other week, and brush is collected every other week alternating with recycling. Leaves are normally picked up as part of brush, but Public Works also does a fall leaf collection. To view your collection schedule, you have three options:

On your collection day, please make sure not to park on the street blocking garbage cans, piles of brush, piles of bulk waste, etc. Crews will not be able to collect solid waste if a vehicle is in the way. Please see the "Your Cart at the Curb" section below for more information.

The only holiday that collection does not take place is Christmas Day.

Did we miss a pickup? Please click here to report it on myBloomington.

For more details on each solid waste type, please choose one of the options below.

Garbage Collection
Recycling Collection
Your Cart at the Curb
Brush Collection
Bulk Waste Collection
Leaf Collection
Citizen Convenience Center
McLean County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Self-Service Electronic Recycling for McLean County Residents

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