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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Mayor John Hamilton

For more information, please contact

Adam Wason, Director of Public Works, 812-349-3410

City’s Modernized Sanitation Plan Begins October 2

The City of Bloomington’s Sanitation Division will implement its modernized sanitation plan beginning Monday, October 2. Sanitation customers will begin utilizing the new waste and recycling carts provided by the city, eliminating the need for yellow trash stickers.

The City will refund customers for any surplus of stickers and pick up retired cans and bins as per the following schedule:

  • October 2: Modernized sanitation launch date. Sanitation customers begin to use new carts.

  • October 9 - October 19: Sanitation crews begin picking up any unwanted solid waste containers and recycling bins. Old containers and bins to be removed can be placed at the curb near the new carts on customer’s regular trash day.  

  • October 16 - October 28: Sanitation customers can obtain refunds for any surplus of unused trash stickers. Customers with under $20 of unused trash stickers will be refunded cash, and requests over $20 will be issued a check or an electronic funds transfer (EFT). Customers will need to provide unused stickers at the time refunds are requested.

    • October 16-28: Refunds can be obtained at City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    • October 28: City staff will issue refunds at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    • All refunds requested after October 28 will be issued via check or electronic funds transfer. To obtain these refunds, customers will need to complete a form in-person at City Hall.

  • November 9: Last day to exchange carts without being assessed a $50 fee.

City Hall is located at 401 N. Morton Ave.