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Solid Waste


Waste is inevitably the by-product of a functioning society, and Bloomington is no different.

Yet, at the end of its short lifetime, waste has to go somewhere and many of us don’t like to think about the harm our contribution creates. As a result, the City of Bloomington and Sustainability Commission are striving to change the behavior commonly associated with organics, textiles, and one-use items, and create a sustainable future free of overflowing landfills.

Many of us are already familiar with the facts, now let’s not waste any time waiting to do something about it.

To see what the Sustainability Commission is doing to tackle many of the solid waste issues in Bloomington, please see their Sustainability Work Plan.

The five r's of zero waste