Bloomington Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Bloomington trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Bloomington is in Indiana with Indianapolis to the north, Evansville to the south, Cincinnati to the East.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Bloomington Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://bloomington.in.gov/sanitation/trash

You can find your weekly trash and bi-weekly yard waste collection days by searching for your address in our myBloomington tool.  Your recycling collection will occur on the same day as your trash collection day. 

View the Sanitation Pickup Areas Interactive Map

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Holiday Delays: 

  • 2023 Holiday Delays: There will be a one day delay in Sanitation services following only Thanksgiving Day (11/24/2023).  Sanitation customers should place their waste and recycling carts on the curb by 5:00 a.m. one day after this holiday. 

Normal trash and recycling operations are in place for ALL other federal and city holidays (i.e. Christmas, New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Juneteenth, Veterans Day, etc.).

Bloomington Trash Collection Map

Bloomington Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://bloomington.in.gov/sanitation/trash

Large Item and Appliance Collection

The charge for pickup of any large item or appliance is $10 (per item). Please contact the Sanitation Division at (812) 349-3443, or complete this on-line form, to schedule a collection time for these items. Large items will be picked up on your regular trash day, and appliances will be picked up on Thursdays. All charges will be automatically added to your monthly CBU statement.     

You must schedule an appointment with Sanitation in order for large items or appliances to be picked up by crews!

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Examples of large items and appliances:

  • Furniture (couches, chairs, tables, etc.)
  • Mattresses
  • Refrigerators
  • Dishwashers
  • Grills

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Bloomington and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://bloomington.in.gov/sanitation/recycling

Recycling collection occurs as a weekly service. Your recycling day will be the same as your trash day. You can search for your address using our myBloomington tool to find your recycling day.

View the Sanitation Pickup Areas Interactive Map

2023 Holiday Delays: There will be a one day delay in Sanitation services following only Thanksgiving Day (11/24).  Sanitation customers should place their waste and recycling carts on the curb by 5:00 a.m. one day after this holiday. 

Normal trash and recycling operations are in place with no service delays for ALL other federal and city holidays (i.e. Christmas, New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Presidents Day, Labor Day, Juneteenth, Veterans Day, etc.).

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Bloomington?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://bloomington.in.gov/sanitation/trash

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://bloomington.in.gov/sanitation/trash

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 5:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Bloomington Sanitation Division?

If you have questions or are having issues with your trash, recycling or yard waste services, please call the Sanitation Division at (812) 349-3443, or send an email at [email protected].

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