NORMAL - Officials believe new agreements for handing construction and demolition waste in Bloomington and Normal will help McLean County clear a longstanding goal of recycling 40 percent of its waste in the next two years — and help hold down costs for residents.
Last month Normal approved measures enabling more of such waste to be recycled and contracting Henson Disposal and Recycling of Bloomington to handle it. Bloomington officials could consider similar measures this month.
"It's really exciting," said Normal City Manager Mark Peterson of the changes. "This will allow us to divert a substantial amount from the landfill."