If you want to avoid next months’ city refuse fee increase, it’s time to sign up to get a smaller refuse cart.

If you scale back from the current 95-gallon cart to a 65-gallon one, your monthly refuse collection fee will stay at the current $6.95.

If you stay with a 95-gallon cart, the fee goes up to $10.95.

If you want to avoid next months’ city refuse fee increase, it’s time to sign up to get a smaller refuse cart.

If you scale back from the current 95-gallon cart to a 65-gallon one, your monthly refuse collection fee will stay at the current $6.95.

If you stay with a 95-gallon cart, the fee goes up to $10.95.

Residents with the bigger carts can also put out one 30-gallon trash bag. No such margin for users of the smaller carts.

Residents with a lot of trash — who need an additional wheeled refuse cart — will pay an extra $6.95 a month — and pay a one-time $75 fee for the extra cart. 

To downsize to a 65-gallon cart call the city’s streets and sanitation division at 847-866-2940.

The form for ordering an extra refuse cart is available online and from the city collector’s office.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Reduce, reuse, recycle
    Ultra-large scale, municipal trash hauling is major waste of money. Taking steps to reduce the amount of trash we generate saves money in terms of reducing labor costs, fuel costs and it saves landfill space, reduces pollution etc.

    A big way to cut down the amount of waste you generate is to compost most of your kitchen and paper waste. I started a few years ago and noticed immediately that I stopped filling the refuse cart on a weekly basis. Between composting and recycling you can really get close to nothing that needs to be hauled away to the landfill.

    Another big benefit of composting is that you will have a large supply of high quality nearly-free garden fertilizer in addition to amazing vegetables.

    Whether your motivation lies in being “Green” or being thrifty or maybe, you just like tomatoes; composting and recycling is a great way to go.

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