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Get into organics recycling

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Bloomington Briefing Published June 28, 2022
Updated on November 2, 2022

The City’s Curbside organics recycling service is off to a strong start. The service started the second week of March and 4,913 households are signed up for the service. That’s more than 22% of households in Bloomington.

Carts are delivered with a welcome packet that helps 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.

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