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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Public Works Dept. Modifies Curbside Collection and Services

During the statewide “Stay at Home” order, the Town of Normal Public Works Department will continue to provide critical work and essential services. However, crew sizes will be restricted to heed CDC guidelines and minimize the risk of exposure and transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to the limited work force, the Public Works Department asks for residents’ cooperation to help with these efforts: 

•    Curbside Collection
Curbside garbage and recycling pickup will be maintained on regular pick-up days. Bulky Waste and Brush will continue to be collected curbside. Due to limited crew size, please hold on to these items if possible and place these items at the curb only if necessary. Please place recycling bins on the curb only when they are full.

Ordering for trash and recycle carts is available online at normal.org. Delivery of the carts might be delayed due to crew availability.

•    Landscape Waste and Mulch Pick-up
Landscape waste collection that was previously scheduled to start on March 30, 2020 will be delayed until at least April 30, 2020. 

Landscape waste is organic yard and garden waste such as leaves and plant trimmings. Landscape waste does not include grass clippings, sod, dirt or sticks. Sticks and other “woody” trimmings are considered brush and may be piled loose at the curb for brush collection. The landscape waste collection drop site will be available for residents; however, residents are encouraged to stay at home.

Free mulch pick-up will be unavailable.

•    Electronics Recycling
Due to the need for crews to directly handle the material and personally assist residents, the Electronics Recycle Collection Facility located at 1301 Warriner Street will be closed to the public at this time. The monthly collection previously scheduled for Saturday, April 4 is canceled. 

•    Flushable Wipes
No wipes in the pipes please!  Please do not flush wipes (baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, etc.) labeled ‘flushable’ or paper towels, napkins, diapers or any fabric materials down the toilet. These materials do not degrade and will clog pipes, sewer collection and treatment systems. This may cause backups in homes and overflows in sewer systems, creating an additional public health risk during the coronavirus pandemic. Flush only toilet paper.

For sewer backups or problems during regular working hours, please call (309) 454-9571. If you are experiencing an issue after hours, please call the Police Department front desk at (309) 454-9535.


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