Monroe County, Indiana

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Soild Waste Management District 1

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Orange Bag Trash Service at Rural Recycling Centers

Monroe County residents who use the District's Rural Recycling Centers are required to dispose of their non-recyclable trash in Big Orange Bags (BOB) or Little Orange Bags (LOB). Bags cost $12.50 per roll for 33 gals. BOBs, and $15.00 a roll for LOBs. Bags come in rolls of 10 for 33 gals. BOBs, and in rolls of 20 for 15 gals. LOBs. (That's $1.50 each for BOBs and $.625 each for LOBs) and are available at most Monroe County grocery and hardware stores.
Bags are available to low-income residents through the South Central Community Action Program.
Remember, this Orange Bag Trash program applies only to people using the Southside, Northeast, Westside, and Ellettsville Recycling Centers. This program does not apply to Bloomington residents who have city curbside pick-up or people using private trash haulers although they may use the service if they wish.  
There is no fee or bag required to drop off items for recycling at the Recycling Centers.  Call (812) 349-2020 for further details.