Bloomington provides curbside collection of garbage, recycling, organics and yard waste for single-family residential properties, which includes duplex housing and certain townhomes that have opted in to the program. Yard waste collection is seasonal.
All materials must be placed at your collection point by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Make sure there is at least three feet between carts to ensure safe and efficient service. Carts can be stored outside but must be no more than five feet in front of a house. Also, they must be at least 30 feet from other homes. Carts may be set out at the curb 12 hours before collection day and must be taken back from curb 12 hours afterwards.
Please keep your carts clean. The city and haulers do not clean carts. To clean your carts, put a little dish soap and baking soda into the cart and spray with water. Do not paint or alter the exterior of your carts. Carts are the property of your hauler. If a cart is damaged and needs to be replaced, contact Utility Billing at 952-563-8726.
Snow and ice should be cleared as necessary in order for carts to be at ground level and accessible for the hauler. Haulers will not collect your garbage, recycling, organics, or yard waste if the carts are not serviceable. Do not place carts in the street for collection. This is especially important during snow events when City plows need to plow streets quickly and efficiently.
Who to contact
Find out who to contact below to set up service, report issues, or learn about different programs.
Pay your bill, set up service
Report a missed pickup
Schedule an on-call bulky pickup
through your City-contracted hauler:
bulky trash, electronics and appliances
Schedule late set out pickup
Schedule on-call yard waste pickup
Questions about what goes where (recycling, garbage, organics)
Hazardous waste and other materials requiring special handling