The City of Evanston will offer residents a bit of help with spring cleaning again this year. No, the mayor won’t come out to help clean your house — but the city will provide a bulk trash pickup day.

The Streets and Sanitation Division offers free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage this spring.

The pickups occur on Fridays, on a schedule based on the neighborhood’s regular trash pickup day.

  • Tuesday regular pickup neighborhoods will have their Friday bulk pickup on April 18.
  • Wednesday regular pickup neighborhoods will have their Friday bulk pickup on April 25.
  • Thursday regular pickup neighborhoods will have their Friday bulk pickup on May 2.
  • Monday regular pickup neighborhoods will have their Fridya bulk pickup on May 9.

Guidelines for the bulk pickup include:

  • Items must be less than six cubic yards per household, which is roughly equivalent to two couches, four chairs, one mattress and box spring, or 25 medium garbage bags.
  • Items must be placed outside in an orderly fashion. (For example, bagged, contained or bundled. No loose garbage.)
  • Absolutely no hazardous materials, construction materials, electronics, tires or appliances will be collected.
  • Crews will only remove bulk items; no garbage carts will be emptied.

For more information is available online.

Yard waste disposal
Yard waste will be collected on residents’ regular refuse and recycling collection days through Dec. 4.

Yard waste can be disposed of in 90-gallon reusable containers, available at an annual subscription price of $82.50, or in paper yard waste bags with a yard waste sticker.

Stickers are available for $1.75 each at local hardware and grocery stores; the City Collector’s Office, 2100 Ridge Ave.; or the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

More information on yard waste disposal is available online.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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