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Curbside organics recycling service has begun

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Bloomington Briefing Published April 5, 2022
Updated on November 2, 2022

Curbside organics recycling service started in the second week of March. The program is off to a strong start with 20% of households already signed up for the service.

Carts are delivered with a welcome packet that will help you get started composting right away.  The packet includes a starter set of 10 compostable plastic bags, a reference guide magnet, and a home set up tip guide that will help you set up your kitchen for collecting organics.

All organics collected at the curb are turned into compost, which is used to add valuable nutrients back into the soil. When compost is added to the soil, it reduces the need for fertilizers and pesticides and increases water retention, allowing for more efficient water use. Composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions at landfills and increases energy efficiency at garbage incinerators.

Ready to get started? See What can be included in curbside organics recycling for a clip out section of what can be included in organics recycling and information about how to sign up.