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Spring brings return of yard waste pickup

The city will resume weekly yard waste collections on Monday, April 3. Yard waste pickups will continue on regular refuse/recycling collection days until November 30.

To comply with state laws, yard waste must be collected separately from the rest of the household waste. City Public Works Director David Jennings says residents have four options for handling yard waste.

The city will resume weekly yard waste collections on Monday, April 3. Yard waste pickups will continue on regular refuse/recycling collection days until November 30.

To comply with state laws, yard waste must be collected separately from the rest of the household waste. City Public Works Director David Jennings says residents have four options for handling yard waste.

  1. Place yard waste in paper yard waste bags, such as 30 gallon kraft paper lawn waste bags, available in packages at local stores. Plastic bags will not be collected.
  2. Compost and mulch to recycle the earth’s nutrients. It saves money and conserves vanishing landfill space. For further information call the Ecology Center at (847) 864-5181.
  3. Fill City of Evanston 90-gallon yard waste carts, available for purchase at $81.56 each. These reusable carts do not require the use of bags. To order a yard waste cart, download the form on the city web site, fill it out and mail it with payment to the address on the form. Call the City Collector for further information at (847) 866-2926.
  4. A yard waste drop-off location is available from April 7 through Dec. 10 at the Evanston Recycling Center, 2222 Oakton St. on Fridays from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The City accepts only leaves, grass and small brush.

For information about the yard waste program, call Streets and Sanitation at (847) 866-2940.

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