Bloomington Pay As You Throw

Pay as you Throw



3400 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
Bloomington, Monroe County

The implementation of a curbside recycling program, along with a pay-as-you-throw trash scheme, has prevented the amount of trash collected by the City from increasing beyond 1990 levels, despite population increases. Bloomington’s pay-as-you-throw policy, which requires that residents pay for each bag collected, has clearly reduced the amount of trash generated. Trash collected by the City declined by 17% during 1994, the first full year of the program. Similarly, solid waste generated in Monroe County declined by 9%.

Contact Information:

Operations Director – Scott Morgan
812- 349-2020
[email protected]