Curbside Recycling

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.

Recycle carts will be emptied on your regular garbage collection day. Carts must be placed curbside no later than 6 a.m. to ensure collection.

Yellow-Lid Recycle Cart

Yellow-Lid Recycle Carts

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

2101 E Empire St
Bloomington, IL 61704

900 Greenbriar Dr
Normal, IL 61761

Office Depot Inc.
1700 E. College Ave
Normal, IL 61761