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Published on April 13, 2024
Bloomington's Curbside Cleanup Marches On, Residents Prep for Big Trash Day on April 13Source: Unsplash / Joe Zlomek

Bloomington residents, it's time to drag those bulky trash items out to the curb—Curbside Cleanup continues this Saturday, April 13. For those living between Normandale Blvd and France Ave, your sidewalks are about to get a whole lot cleaner, according to an announcement from city officials.

The annual spring cleaning initiative which kicks off on April 6 and stretches to May 4, is in full swing, hitting up different parts of the city each Saturday. Residents who pay for the "Bulky Item Management Fee" on their utility bill, can get rid of large appliances, bulky trash, and brush, right from their curbside. More information, along with a full guide of what's acceptable, can be found on the city's website. The trucks will only swing by once, so drag your items out by 7 a.m. on your scheduled day, and remember, the maximum weight allowed per item is 100 pounds. If you snooze on this, you'll have to ditch the junk all on your own—or cough up extra cash for a special pickup.

Folks living in apartments or townhomes, don't feel left out—if your management or homeowner's association pays the fee you're in the game too. If not, give the City Utility Billing Department a ring at 952-563-8726 and see if you can still join the party.

But wait, there's more. The city isn't just about ditching stuff, they're thinking green too. Items that can still cut the mustard in terms of usability—think furniture, bikes, grills—are picked up monthly at no extra cost to residents. These gems are passed on to organizations like Bridging and Better Futures MN, spreading a little love where it's needed. Everything else, well, gets recycled at local facilities, as detailed by city officials.

Regarding the stuff that's a no-go for curbside pickup, the city's still got you covered. Just tap into the Green Disposal Guide on the Hennepin County website—or give them a call at 612-348-3777, for tips on how to responsibly dispose of your non-acceptables. With these programs in place, Bloomington is working towards a cleaner and greener neighborhood for all its residents.