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Bloomington Officials Remind Residents Of 2017 Curbside Fall Leaf Collection
Updated October 23, 2017 6:38 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The City of Bloomington Sanitation Department will begin its 2017 residential leaf collection for bagged leaves on Monday, November 6, and continue collection through Thursday, December 21.

The Street Department curbside vacuuming also will begin on Monday, November 6, and end on Friday, December 22.

Leaves bagged in biodegradable or paper bags will be collected on your current yard waste collection day in residential neighborhoods and should be placed at the curb by 5 a.m. for collection. Bagged or bundled yard waste set out for collection, including bagged leaves, no longer require a sticker and must weigh 40 pounds or less. Leaf bags may be purchased through many local retailers, such as hardware stores and area grocers. Leaves in plastic bags will not be collected. All other yard waste, including sticks, brush and limbs, must be separated from leaves and bundled.

As in years past, the City will vacuum leaves that are on residential curbs starting on November 6. Other waste cannot be vacuumed and should not be on the curb for pick up. In order for leaves to be picked up, they must be as close to the curb as possible, out of the roadway and not placed around fire hydrants.

The leaf collection schedule will be adjusted for inclement weather.

The Sanitation Department would like to remind residents that composting or mulching leaves is the greenest way to both reduce waste and create useful fertilizer. More information on composting can be found on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website at

For the full schedule, an interactive map, to follow the daily collection progress and other information regarding collection, visit

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