AREA Customer Service
For all issues/questions/concerns with garbage or recycle pickup, please contact AREA Disposal Customer Service at 800-935-5652.
Garbage and Recycle Calendar
Electronics Recycling Options for Residents of McLean County:
Your electronics can be recycled at the Normal Public Works Facility which is located at 1301 Warriner St., Normal, IL 61761 (first building on the left upon entering, follow the yellow signs). Other sites in Bloomington/Normal offer electronics recycling, which may result in reuse of workable items or cash/store credit for limited items. Additional information is available at the Ecology Action Center website.
AREA Disposal Inc.
Beginning the week of December 18, 2017, Recycling will be the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Garbage collection will be each week also on Thursday starting the week of December 18, 2107. Due to the holidays of Christmas and New Year's, garbage will be collected on Fridays, December 29th and January 5th.
Please consider recycling as a benefit to our environment, job/economic development and decreased costs in garbage pickup and disposal in the future.
Simply save the following types of items in a separate container, marked RECYCLE and place on the curb on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.
RECYCLING MATERIAL ACCEPTED
Aluminum Cans, Trays & Foil (must be clean)
Aseptic Packaging & Gable Top Containers (Milk & Juice cartons)
Steel Cans and Tins
PET Soda, Water, and Flavored Beverage Bottles (#1 Clear and green plastic resin)
HDPE Milk and juice jugs (#2 plastic resin); such as health & beauty aid products
HDPE Detergent and Fabric Softener Containers (#2 colored plastic resin)
PVC Narrow Neck Containers Only (#3 plastic resin); such as health and beauty aid products and household cleaners.
LDPE Grocery Containers (#4 plastic resin)' such as margarine tubs, frozen desert cups, six and twelve pack rings.
PP Grocery Containers (#5 plastic resin); such as yogurt cups, and narrow neck syrup and ketchup bottles.
#7 Plastic Resin Narrow Neck Containers Only.
Plastic Buckets, such as kitty litter containers (5 gallon size maximum).
Glass Bottles and Jars (clear, brown, green) no window glass, dinnerware or ceramics.
1. All containers need to be emptied and rinsed clean.
2. No motor oil, insecticide, herbicide or hazardous chemical containers will be accepted.
3. Plastic bags should be returned to grocery or departments stores.
4. No plastic film, no plastic sheets, tarps or wrap)
5. No expanded foam or clear polystyrene per joint advisory from the Illinois Recycling Association, Illinois Department of Commerce & Community Affairs, and Region 5 US Environmental Protection Agency.