The holidays will delay trash pickups in Evanston this week and next.

Refuse and recycling won’t be collected on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. All routes for the rest of this week will be picked up two days later than normal — Tuesday on Thursday, Wednesday on Friday and Thursday on Saturday.

Next week there will be no collections on Wednesday, and Wednesday and Thursday pickups will be one day later than usual.

City offices

The civic center, libraries and most community centers will be closed this Tuesday and Wednesday. But the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center will be open on Tuesday until 5 p.m. and the 311 center will be open to take calls until that time.

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, the civic center, libraries. 311 call center and the Levy Center will close at 5 p.m.; the Robert Crown Center will close at 1 p.m.; the Noyes Cultural Arts Center will close at 8 p.m.; and the Chandler-Newberger Center will be closed all day. All those facilities will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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