Join us Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Moir Park. All are invited to freely give and take gently used or like new baby gear intended for babies ages 0 - 24 months. Visit blm.mn/swaps to view a detailed list of accepted and unaccepted items.
Join Jenny Kedward, Hennepin County Food Waste Prevention Specialist virtually to learn how to store food to make it last, including end-of-season harvest preservation tips. Jenny will also share information about the Stop Food Waste Challenge that is taking place this month.
We look forward to seeing you there. And, if you are interested in reducing your food waste, it's not too late to join the Stop Food Waste Challenge!
This year's citywide drop-off event will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023.
Open to all Bloomington residents, this event helps recycle bulky items as well as certain items that can't be recycled in your recycling cart. Paper shredding is available on site, and other collected items include electronics, appliances, scrap metal, tires, mattresses, and bicycles.
To learn more about what items are accepted for free or a small fee, visit blm.mn/bulkies.
Find City Solid Waste staff at upcoming events near you! We are often out in the community to answer questions, share resources, and help you recycle right. Visit our table to pick up a free organics recycling kitchen pail while supplies last (must be signed up for curbside organics recycling or an organics recycling drop-off location).
Community swap events are organized by Bloomington Solid Waste staff to supplement the Bulky Item Management Program. These events allow bulky items to continue being used, bring together residents, and make costly items more accessible to swap participants.
Garden Tool Swap: In 2022, over 1,000 lbs. of gardening tools were swapped and kept out of a landfill.
Baby Gear Swap: August 20, 2023. Results coming soon.
We plan to hold more swaps in the future and try new swap categories to reduce waste in new ways. Contact Solid Waste Staff at 952-563-4660 or email@example.com to weigh in on what items we should swap next!