Monroe County recycle their Christmas trees by taking them to any of the five recycling facilities in the county.
Apartments will continue to handle trash collection through independent contracts, rather than using the new bins from the city.
City officials are encouraging residents to pay close attention to the transition timeline for a smooth transition to the new system.
The city's new automated mechanical arm trucks will begin operating with the new trash and recycling bins on Oct. 2.
The City of Bloomington approved a new pay structure Tuesday as part of a city-wide update of sanitation practices.
Many cities have upgraded how they collect and manage waste and recyclables in recent years, including Bloomington and Columbus.
Instead of buying trash stickers for bins or bags, residents will pay a monthly fee for trash with their water bill.
The changes shift the city toward a more automated collection system, using trucks with a mechanized arm for collecting carts.
A report from the Sanitation Modernization Advisory Committee advises moving forward with an automated trash pick-up system.
The city closed the Downtown Bloomington Recycling Center in January to free up roughly 19 parking spaces near the soon-to-be developed Tech Park.