The Town of Normal offers single stream curbside recycling to residents who qualify for curbside garbage collection. In order to participate, you must have a Town-issued, wheeled cart. If you have a spare Town-issued garbage cart, you may use it for the recycling program, once you adhere a set of recycling stickers (see last bullet below).
The Town of Normal is proud to be a regional leader in environmental stewardship. All recycling gathered by the Town of Normal goes to Midwest Fiber for proper recycling.
In 2015, the Town gradually began converting sticker-labeled recycle carts to yellow-lid recycle carts. Until the conversion is complete (which may take several years), both Town-issued carts with yellow lids and those with recycle stickers will be eligible for recycling collection. All new recycle cart purchases will have yellow lids and Town staff will gradually change the lids, for no additional fee, on carts put out for collection. At this time, yellow lids will not be changed on existing recycle carts with decals by request.
Do not place rechargeable batteries in your recycling bin.
IEPA, Energizer and Duracell all consider disposing of alkaline batteries via household trash to be safe but they should never be placed in recycling bins. Rechargeable batteries are responsible for starting fires in collection trucks, recycling facilities and landfills. Unlike single-use batteries, rechargeable batteries can spark even after they’re drained of power so they pose a real hazard. Please drop them off at the following locations for disposal:
Normal Public Works 1301 Warriner Dr. Normal, IL 61761
Batteries Plus Bulbs 1715 Bradford Ln. Normal, IL 61761
Best Buy 2103 N. Veterans Pkwy, Ste. 200 Bloomington, IL 61704
Interstate Batteries Center 1115 E Lafayette St. Bloomington, IL 61704
Lowes 2101 E Empire St Bloomington, IL 61704
Menards 900 Greenbriar Dr Normal, IL 61761
Office Depot Inc. 1700 E. College Ave Normal, IL 61761