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Curbside Collection of Organics Waste in Bloomington!

Curbside Collection of Organic Waste is now available to Bloomington residents!

To sign-up for an Organics Cart, visit the City website: https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/ub/curbside-organics-recycling

For practical tips on collecting Organic Waste, from the home to the curb, here's some good tips:

City of Austin, Texas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRglFyQ9tzQ

City of Vancouver, B.C., Canada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiR3QtOjLfc - "Wrap your Scraps"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMIeuxEnExk&t=39s - "Keeping your Organics Bin Clean"

Bloomington Sustainability Commission

Thanks to the Ikes and other members of the community, and our City Council and City Staff, the City of Bloomington Sustainability Commission was created in 2017.  The Commission is made up of residents of Bloomington and their work focuses on multiple areas of sustainability, including Energy and Carbon, Water Quality and Conservation, Ecological Land Stewardship, and Solid Waste. Learn more about their activities and ways to get involved on the City website


Council members, City staff, and priorities continuously change. So we always need your help in showing public support for protecting and restoring our natural environment and for other sustainability initiatives. 

If you are a Bloomington resident, you can send your City Council representatives a note on what you believe they should consider.  Find their contact info here:


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