Bloomington/Normal IL Recycling

Updated: 12/28/2016

I made this little page to call attention to where you can recycle things that you shouldn’t throw in the trash.  You might also be able to get some cash in the process.

If you have any updates to this list please contact me.

There are a few other site in the Bloomington-Normal area have more information about recycling:

General Recyclers and Miscellaneous

Recyclers

Hours

What they take

What they don’t take

City of Bloomington Public Works
(309) 434-2225
M-F 7:30am to 4:30pm
Collection map
  • Newspapers, magazines, paper
  • Cardboard
  • Books
  • Plastic #1-5, 7
  • Glass
  • Aluminum & tin
  • CFLs
  • Electronics
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic #6
  • Motor oil
  • Insecticide / herbicide
  • Plastic film
  • Plastic TV trays / bowls and plastic tubs / lids
  • Soiled paper
  • Window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, dinnerware or ceramics
Normal Public Works Garage
(309) 454-9571
1301 Warriner St.
Normal, IL 61761Recycling drop off locations
M-F  7am to 2pm
1st Sat – 8am to noon
  • Newspapers, mags, paper
  • Cardboard
  • Books
  • Plastic #1-5, 7
  • Glass
  • Aluminum & tin
  • Computers, monitors, TVs, phones, radios, VCRs, micro-waves, cameras, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, and small electronics
  • Mercury thermostats
  • CFLs

Note: This is the only place in McLean County that you can drop off CRT (old style) TVs and monitors.

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic #6
  • Motor oil
  • Insecticide / herbicide /
  • Plastic film
  • Plastic TV trays / bowls and plastic tubs / lids
  • Soiled paper
  • Window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, dinnerware or ceramics
Midwest Fiber Recycling
(800) 779-6977
Will pick up for a price:

  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Compost
Mclean County Landfill
2105 W Oakland Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Waste disposal/removal
  • Dumpsters
FS Farmtown
(309) 662-9321 (Ext 4)
Route 150
Bloomington, IL 61701
M–F 8am to 5pm
Sat 8am to noon
$10 fee per 20 lb. propane tank.  Will also exchange them for the new style OPD value
C.O.P.S. Shred 422 White Oak Road
Normal, IL 61761
866-427-4733
Securely shred paper
Bloomington Public Library Library (pdf)
(309) 828-6091
205 E Olive St
Bloomington, IL 61701
2nd Sat from 10am to 3pm
  • Books
  • CDs & DVDs
  • Audio books
Normal Public Library
(309) 452-1757
206 W College Ave
Normal, IL 61761
T.B.A. Books
WGLT
(309) 438-2255
8910 ISU
Normal, IL 61790
Varies depending on when/if they hold it.  They will add it to their events if they do.
  • CDs
  • Records
  • Musical instruments
  • Radios
Non-working equipment

Commercial and Yard Waste

Recycler

Hours

What they take

What they don’t take

McLean County Asphalt Co 1100 W Market St
Bloomington, IL
  • Recycling
  • Shingles
Twin City Wood Recycling
1606 W Oakland Ave
Bloomington, IL
 Good place to get mulch.
  • Wholesale scrap
  • Wholesale recycling
Henson Disposal Inc
(309) 829-5022
2148 Trilakes Rd
Bloomington, IL 61701
 Cost: ~$75/ton

M-F 7am to 4PM

  • Wholesale scrap
  • Wholesale recycling
  • Shingles
Alter Scrap Metal Recycling
512 E Hamilton Rd
Bloomington, IL 61701
  • Wholesale scrap
  • Wholesale recycling
Behr Iron and Metal (was Morris Tick Recycling Center)
(309) 828-6084501 E. Stewart St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
M–F 7:30am to 3pm
Sat 8am to 11am
  • Electronics
  • TVs accepted only with other items
  • Wholesale scrap
  • Monitors
  • Microwaves

Food and Drugs

Recyclers

Hours

What they take

What they don’t take

Eastland Pharmacy at OSF Medical Plaza I
(309) 664-0505
1505 Eastland Dr. Bloomington, IL 61701
M–F 8am to 6pm
Sat 8am to noon
Legal drugs Illegal drugs
Atrium Pharmacy at BroMenn Medical Center
(309) 268-5783
1304 Franklin Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
M–F 8:30am to 5pm Legal drugs Illegal drugs
Merle Pharmacy
(309) 828-2242
203 E Locust St., Bloomington, IL 61701
M–F 9am to 5pm
Sat 9am to noon
Legal drugs   Illegal drugs
Bloomington, Normal, or ISU or IWU police stations Illegal drugs

 


Auto Materials

Recycler

Hours

What they take

What they don’t take

Baird Automotive
(309) 454-5968
804 Division St.
Normal, IL 61761
M–F 7:30am to 5:30pm Motor oil
Lube Pros
(309) 662-7981
1700 E. Empire St., Bloomington, IL 61701
M–F 8am to 6pm
Sat 8am to 5pm
Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Antifreeze
  • Motor oil
Speed Lube #7
(309) 663-5136
1011 N. Hershey Rd. Bloomington, IL 61701
M–F 7:30am to 6pm
Sat 7:30am to 4pm
  • Motor oil
  • Coolant
  • Oil mix
Team Automotive
(309) 454-5454
1223 S. Adelaide St., Normal, IL 61761
M–F 7:30am to 5:30pm
Sat 8am to 1pm
  • Motor oil
  • Transmissions fluid
  • Gas
  • Oil mix
Tire stores Tires ($1.50/each)

Furniture and Electronics

Recyclers

Hours

What they take

What they don’t take

Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Bloomington)
(309) 454-6047
1402 W. Washington St. Bloomington, IL 61701
T–F 10am to 5 pm
Sat 9am to 4pm
  • Computers, monitors, TVs, small electronics
  • Phones, radios, VCRs, micro-waves, cameras
  • CDs, DVDs, floppy disks
  • Large appliances
Goodwill Industries
(309) 451-1010
401 Greenbriar Dr.
Normal, IL 61701
M–Sat 9am to 7pm
Sun noon to 6pm
  • Computers and accessories
  • Monitors
  • Ink and toner cartridges
Recycled Office Furniture
407 S Main St
in Bloomington, IL
  • Used office furniture
Recycling Furniture for Families
(309) 829-6500
515 North Center Street
Bloomington, IL 61701Facebook
  • Headboards & bed frames
  • Mattresses
  • Bedding & towels
  • Dressers
  • Dining tables & chairs
  • Microwaves & small appliances
  • Couches & love seats
  • Easy chairs & recliners
  • Entertainment Centers
  • TV, DVD players, stereos & radios
  • End tables & night stands
  • Coffee tables & lamps
  • Dishes, glasses & silverware
  • Pots, pans & cooking utensils
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Toddler beds
  • Computers, printers
  • Broken furniture
  • Clothing
  • Large appliances
  • Toys, games & puzzles
  • Metal office furniture & desks
  • Baby cribs with drop-down sides
  • Car seats / strollers
  • Luggage
  • Crystal / formal dinnerware
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Exercise equipment & bicycles
  • Knick-knacks
  • Christmas or other holiday decorations
Home Sweet Home Warehouse
(309) 533-7240
1700 W Washington St. Bloomington, IL
M–Sat 8am to 4pm
  • Computers, monitors, TVs, small electronics
  • Phones, radios, VCRs, micro-waves, cameras
  • CDs, DVDs, floppy disks
  • Clothing
Partners for Community

318 W Washington St Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Working computers and electronics

CFL and Lighting

Recyclers

Hours

What they take

What they don’t take

Springfield Electric Supply
(309) 663-5331
902 Four Seasons Road Bloomington, IL 61701
M–F 7am to 5:30pm
Sat 8am to 3pm
CFLs
Home Depot
(309) 452-4031
795 Veterans Parkway
Normal, IL 61761
CFLs
Lowe’s
(309) 661-6467
2101 E Empire St Bloomington, IL 61761
CFLs
Menards
(309) 452-6299
900 Greenbriar Dr
Normal, IL 61761
CFLs

Batteries

Recyclers

Hours

What they take

What they don’t take

Batteries Plus
(309) 663-2200
2109 Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61704
M–F 8am to 8pm
Sat 9am to 6pm
Batteries
Interstate Batteries Center
(309) 663-5911
1115 E. Lafayette St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
M–F 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sat 8:30am to 2pm
Batteries
Hundman Lumber, Office Depot, RadioShack, Sears, Verizon Wireless Batteries
Best Buy
  • Batteries
  • Electronics (TVs costs extra)
  • Ink cartridges
  • CD\DVDs