Residential Waste and Recycling

Bushnell uses Waste Management for services which provides all residential garbage collection within city limits.


New residents should call (309) 772-2521 to receive information on our services.


Garbage cans should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on your collection day and homeowners may place refuse at the curb the night before pick up as long as it is out after 4 p.m. Remove the empty cans from curb by midnight on your refuse pick up day.


Recycling is collected every other week.

Bushnell's Recycling Calendars:

North of Gridley Street

South of Gridley Street


Waste Management Recycle and Refuse Program


On 1/6/2020 the City Council approved a new 5 year Garbage and Recycling services contract to AREA Disposal beginning September 1, 2020. Below is a link to a video of their state of the art Recycling Plant in Pekin, Illinois which greatly impacted Council’s decision on going with AREA over Waste Management.