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Solid Waste

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Bloomington's garbage trucks are getting smarter.

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The public will get its first look at the Town of Normal’s proposed multifamily recycling ordinance during an information session Thursday.

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Illinois State University students who’ve been fighting for an easier way to recycle at their off-campus apartments say they’re concerned about the long-term health of their planet.

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The City of Bloomington will continue to pick up garbage itself.

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The union that represents the City of Bloomington’s solid waste employees is lobbying aldermen not to outsource garbage collection to private companies.

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The Normal Town Council will likely consider an ordinance this spring requiring that apartment buildings provide the option to recycle.

A room of constituents listen to a man and woman from Bloomington City Council at a town hall meeting.
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Two Bloomington aldermen looking for feedback to close a nearly $3 million budget gap answered more questions than received input Tuesday about proposed staff options including privatizing solid waste collection.

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The McLean County Board on Tuesday approved the original version of a 20-year solid waste management plan, without the changes passed this month by the Land Use Committee.


The Bloomington City Council has adopted a $207 million dollar proposed balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017. Aldermen Kevin Lower and Jim Fruin voted no. Lower said his opposition came because of a lack of reductions in “socialized entertainment venues.” Lower said he believed the venues should be paid for by the people actually using those services, not the city.

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The City of Bloomington is no closer to resolving the bulky waste issue, after a proposal was tabled February 8.

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The Bloomington City Council tabled a proposal that would have changed the fee structure for bulky waste pick up. The city is wrestling with a $1.75 million deficit in the city's solid waste program. The changes, which were not voted on, would have saved $185,000 according to city staff

"Last night was embarrassing," said Mayor Tari Renner, during his regular Sound Ideas interview on GLT.