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Don’t wait for 2024 Curbside Cleanup

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Bloomington Briefing Published April 5, 2023
Updated on July 26, 2023

Many options are available

In 2021, the City Council approved a new plan for handling bulky waste items in a more sustainable way. Check out the activities listed below for opportunities to reuse and recycle more, and landfill less. 

Curbside Cleanup now every other year 

Curbside Cleanup is now held every other year, on even years only. As such, there will be no Curbside Cleanup in 2023. The next Curbside Cleanup will be in 2024. Learn more at

Monthly collection: reusable and recyclable bulky items 

The City began piloting a new service for collection of reusable and recyclable bulky items at the curb in 2022. Residents can schedule a pickup, and items will collected the first full week of each month on garbage and recycling day. The service will be available citywide this June. Learn more at

Annual recycling drop-off event

The second annual drop-off event is set for fall 2023. Drop off electronics, appliances, scrap metal, mattresses, bicycles, and paper for on-site shredding. Some items are collected at no cost, and others for a fee. Learn more at

Swap events for reuse 

The first City-hosted garden tool swap was in May 2022 at Moir Park. More swap events will be announced.

Year-round bulky item pickup 

On-call curbside collection of bulky items, collected as garbage, and appliances and electronic waste, collected as recycling, is available year-round through your City-contracted hauler.  To schedule a pickup, call Utility Billing at 952.563-8726.  Learn more at

Hennepin County Recycling & Problem Waste Facility open year-round

Hennepin County’s facility accepts electronics, batteries, tires, appliances, plastic film, cardboard, organics recycling and regular recycling year around. Learn more at

For additional repair, donation and recycling opportunities visit Learn more about the process the City used when changing its bulky item management program at