The City of Evanston’s annual firewood sale starts Saturday at 2310 Oakton St., between the Recycling Center and the Animal Shelter.

Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays through the end of February, or until supplies are exhausted.

Prices are: $30 per 1/8 face cord; $50 per 1/4 face cord; $80 per 1/2 face cord or $150 per full-face cord.

Payment by personal check is preferred. Payment also can be made with cash; exact change is appreciated. Credit cards are not accepted.

Employees will be available to assist with loading firewood into vehicles, but the city cannot deliver firewood.For more information, please call 311..

Update 1:55 p.m.: After an Evanston Now reader pointed out that the state doesn’t consider a “face cord” a legal term for describing a quantity of firewood, the city updated its news release to provide the following description of available quantities and prices:

Two stacks of firewood measuring 4 feet by 4 feet by 1.5 feet, $150. One stack that size, $80. A stack 2-feet by 4 feet by 1.5 feet, $50. And a stack 1-foot by 4-feet by 1.5 feet, $30.

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  1. Face cords are illegal

    According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, selling firewood in any measurement but a "cord" is illegal.  That includes face cords.  From

    The use of terms such as "truckload," "face cord," "rack" or "pile" as the method of sale of firewood is not allowed. Firewood is to be sold by the cord or fractions of a cord (such as "half of a cord" or "quarter of a cord").

    Perhaps the city actually means "cord"?

    1. Dear Anon,
      This might be

      Dear Anon,

      This might be helpful … do you really care if the City chooses to call it a face cord? If so, why?

      Face Cord = 1/3 of cord or a pile 8' x 4' high / 16" long wood that's about 200 – 220 pieces or enough for 50 – 60 fires

      Warm wishes… Brian G. Becharas

  2. Just curious?

    I'm just curious… Why is the City even selling firewood?  Is the firewood from City trees that had to be cut down during regular tree trimmings and diseased trees?

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