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Spike in COVID-19 cases among employees pauses Bloomington’s recycling pickup

<p>The City of Bloomington’s Sanitation Division paused recycling pickup this week due to COVID-19 infections among employees.</p><p><br/><br/></p>

The City of Bloomington’s Sanitation Division paused recycling pickup this week due to COVID-19 infections among employees.



Recycling pickup in Bloomington will pause for at least one week, according to a City of Bloomington press release Sunday.

The pause comes after the Department of Public Works’ Sanitation Division reported three new COVID-19 infections and six new cases of close contacts since the city government’s weekly COVID-19 report Thursday. The Thursday report identified one employee in the same division testing positive on Wednesday.

Households should not place their recycling carts at the curb this week, according to the release. Residents may instead store their recyclables until pickup resumes or bring them to a Monroe County Recycle Center.

The Sanitation Division’s remaining workforce makes up less than half the required number for normal operations and will focus on regular solid waste and trash pickup, according to the release.

The Sanitation Division encourages residents to call (812) 349-3443 for more information or questions.

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