Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) bulbs and Fluorescent Tube bulbs can be recycled at the locations listed here. Residents are asked to wrap CFLs in newspaper or place them in original packaging before recycling to reduce breakage.
Household batteries may be disposed of at the following collection sites during regular business hours:
- Batteries Plus 2109 N. Veteran’s Pkwy, Bloomington
- Interstate Battery Center 1400 E Lafayette St, Bloomington
Used motor oil and antifreeze can be recycled at the locations listed here.
Latex paint (but not oil paints) can be disposed of in the garbage safely if you first allow the paint to dry completely into a dry mass. The quickest way to do so is by pouring the latex paint onto several layers of newspaper, allow it to dry, and then roll up the newspaper and throw away.
Unused or expired pharmaceuticals can be dropped off at the locations listed here.
Residential electronics can be recycled at the locations listed here.
Other household hazardous waste items not listed above (including oil-based paints, paint thinner, herbicides, insecticides, fertilizers, drain cleaners, cleaning chemicals, pool chemicals, and mercury containing items such as old thermostats and thermometers) all still need to be disposed of at a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.