The City of Evanston is sponsoring a Community Clean-up event from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Individuals and community groups can sign up online to volunteer at any of ten designated park clean-up sites. . 

The City will provide green refuse bags at each of the clean-up sites, as well as a free food voucher to exchange at the City’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. that day.

Free refuse bags will also be available beginning at 9 a.m., Monday, April 21, for individuals who wish to focus their efforts on areas of the city other than the ten designated clean-up sites, including their own property or neighborhood.

Refuse bags can be picked up at the information desk of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.; the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.; Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.; all five Evanston Fire Stations; Lemoi Hardware, 1008 Davis St.; and Harold’s Hardware, 2912 Central St. There is a five-bag-per-household limit.

Following the clean-up event, the City’s Public Works Department will visit each of the ten sites to collect and dispose of the refuse bags.

Residents who clean up other non-designated clean-up sites are asked to leave their green refuse bags adjacent to the nearest City garbage can or in the parkway in front of their home on their normal garbage collection day to facilitate pick-up by City crews.

If you have questions about this event, please call 311 (847-448-4311 outside of Evanston).

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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