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AREA Customer Service

For all issues/questions/concerns with garbage or recycle pickup, please contact AREA Disposal Customer Service at 800-935-5652.
Village contract with AREA Disposal.

Garbage and Recycle Calendar

For the most recent Calendar see our Newsletter.
2022 Calendar
2019 Calendar

2018 Calendar

Electronics Recycling

Electronics Recycling Options for Residents of McLean County: 

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.

  • Recycling is collected on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. 
  • Garbage collection will be each week also on Thursday.  Should there be a holiday during the week before Thursday, garbage will be collected on Fridays.
  • Bulk pickup will be on the first Thursday of the month.
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 Thursday of each month.


Commingled Containers:
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.