For residents of the City of Bloomington who participate in the refuse billing program, curbside pickup is available for yard waste. Acceptable waste includes unbagged tree limb and branch trimmings, leaves, firewood, brush, bush trimmings, and garden trimmings (fruits, vegetables, and flowers). For those who do not have curbside pickup service, a drop-off facility is available.
For further information about yard waste disposal in Bloomington, including collection schedules, waste guidelines, and directions to the drop-off location, visit the Bloomington Public Service website or call 434-2220.
Residents of the Normal community also have curbside collection available to them. Leaves, brush, and landscape waste all must be kept separated. Grass clippings must be dropped off at the Normal Public Works facility, located at 1301 Warriner Street. Information about the restrictions, guidelines, and collection schedule can be found in the following places on the Town of Normal website:
Real Christmas Tree Recycling/Mulching
Residents of Bloomington and Normal enrolled in those municipalities’ waste collection programs may dispose of their real (non-artificial) Christmas tree by placing it at the curb for collection on their regularly scheduled waste collection day. As these trees will be chipped into mulch, please remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, etc. Please do not put your tree or any other waste in the street.
For residents outside of Bloomington or Normal, please check with your local municipality for tree collection options. If you do not have tree collection service at your home or in your municipality Twin City Wood Recycling will accept your tree for chipping into mulch at their facility at 1606 W Oakland Avenue in Bloomington at a cost of $2 per tree. Call (309) 827-9663 for more information and operating hours.