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Now that Evanston aldermen have voted to create a $7 spread between the monthly cost of large and small trash carts — the big unanswered question is how many people will make the switch to the smaller carts.

Which is right for you? A 95-gallon cart on the left. A 65-gallon cart on the right.

Now that Evanston aldermen have voted to create a $7 spread between the monthly cost of large and small trash carts — the big unanswered question is how many people will make the switch to the smaller carts.

As of now, roughly 23 percent of residents have chosen the smaller, 65-gallon refuse carts, and city officials say they have no idea how many residents may switch over as a result of the higher fees.

Will trash cart rate hikes drive you to switch to a smaller cart?

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Smaller carts

    The smaller cart has made us much more conscious of what we throw out, much more conscientious about recycling, and much better about using our compost pile.  It's also much easier to haul the smaller cart to the alley and it seems to be more resistant to varmits.  The lower fees are an added bonus.

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