Holiday Collection

Household Garbage and Recycling (in Town carts) is collected on all Holidays except Christmas Day. On Holidays that Town offices are closed, bulky waste, brush and landscape waste will not be collected.


The Town of Normal operates an automated wheeled garbage cart program for the collection of household waste. To have your trash collected, you must utilize a Town-issued garbage cart. To order a cart online, please click here.

If you have questions about the Town’s automated waste collection system, please read our frequently asked questions or call the Public Works department.

If trash was not collected on your scheduled day, please check for an orange notice on your materials. You may also contact the Public Works department after 2:00 p.m. on your regular collection day.

Motor Oil

Do not set out motor oil or other flammable liquids for collection. Motor oil can be disposed of at most service stations or automotive centers.

Unframed Glass

Unframed glass must be broken into small pieces, placed in a hard plastic container and put out with household waste in a Town-issued garbage cart.

CFL Bulbs

CFL Bulbs should not be disposed of with household waste due to the mercury content in the bulbs.

Most do-it-yourself stores accept CFL bulbs for recycling at either their service counter or electrical department. Batteries Plus Bulbs also accepts CFL bulbs.

Fluorescent Lighting Tubes

Fluorescent tubes can be recycled for a small fee at Batteries Plus Bulbs in Bloomington, IL.