Garbage

Household Garbage Collection


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.

Place your cart curbside no later than 6 am on your collection day and no sooner than 6 pm on the evening before collection.
Return your cart to your garage or behind the front line of your house within 12 hours of collection. If you live on a corner lot, carts should not be store on the outside corner of the house without proper screening.

If you have questions about the Town’s automated waste collection system please contact the Public Works office between 7 am and 3 pm at 309-454-9571.

Missed Collection:
  If trash was not collected by 3 pm on your scheduled day, please check for an orange notice on your materials or check for a door hanger on your front door. You may also contact the Public Works department after 2:00 p.m. on your regular collection day or complete an online Missed Collection Form.

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.

Motor Oil/Old Gasoline


Do not set out motor oil or other flammable liquids for collection. Motor oil and gasoline 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. Framed glass can be placed out for bulky waste collection.

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 Normal, IL.