The spring cycle of bulk trash pickups by the City of Evanston starts Friday with pickups for residents whose normal garbage pickup day is Thursday.

It will be the only chance for those residents to get a free bulk trash pickup until fall.

The spring cycle of bulk trash pickups by the City of Evanston starts Friday with pickups for residents whose normal garbage pickup day is Thursday.

It will be the only chance for those residents to get a free bulk trash pickup until fall.

The pickup is limited to six cubic yards and trash must be out by 7 a.m. If crews are unable to complete routes on Fridays, collection will continue on Saturdays.

Residents with larger debris removal needs can call 311 or 847-448-4311 to request a special pick-up for a fee.

Bulk trash must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be less than six cubic yards per household. Six cubic yards is roughly equivalent to two couches or four chairs or one mattress and box spring, OR 25 medium garbage bags. Quantities that exceed six cubic yards will be tagged for a special pick-up and a fee will be assessed.
  • Be placed out in an orderly fashion, i.e. bagged, contained or bundled, no loose garbage. Crews cannot go on private property. Absolutely no hazardous materials will be collected, including batteries, gas, oil, asbestos, medical wastes, paint, etc.
  • Glass should be broken up, boxed, taped and labeled as glass.
  • Must be placed on the alley line or parkway. Crews will not remove items from private property.

No construction material will be picked up.

No tires or appliances will be picked up. Please call 311 or (847) 448-4311 to arrange for the free removal of these items.

Crews will only remove bulk items; no garbage carts will be emptied. 

The remainder of the spring bulk trash pickup days are:

  • Friday, April 29, for residents whose normal pickup day is Monday.
  • Friday, May 6, for residents whose normal pickup day is Tuesday.
  • Friday, May 13, for residents whose normal pickup day is Wednesday.

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