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Church Street Waste Transfer Station Information

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Final Community Meeting

Please join the City of Evanston and representatives from RHP Risk Management, the consultant hired to conduct the study, for a community meeting to discuss the results from the study and answer questions you may have about the results and next steps.

Where: The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom (register here)

When: Tuesday, August 11th 6:30pm

Please register for the meeting here.   If you have trouble registering please call 3-1-1.

Air Quality Study - Results

In 2019, the City hired RHP Risk Management to conduct a 6-month air quality study for the area surrounding the waste transfer station (1711 Church St. Evanston, IL 60201). Please see this Study Overview for details about the equipment used, the pollutants monitored and the study timeline.

The study was completed in December, 2019. The study included the collection of data from 4 air quality stations, a traffic evaluation and a weather station. The findings from the study can be found further down on this page.

  1. City Staff Memo

  2. Executive Summary

  3. Conclusions and Recommendations

  4. Full Study Report (without Appendices) (37 pages)

  5. Full Study Report Including Appendices (1,018 pages)

  6. Raw and Prepared Data (links to a Google Drive folder that allows for direct data download)

Air Quality Study - Process

Air Quality Monitoring Study Overview

2019 Resumen del Estudio de Monitoreo de la Calidad del Aire

The RFP document and RHP's winning submittal can be found below for those interested in details of the submission and requirements.

RFP 18-57 Environmental Monitoring Study Waste Transfer Station

RHP Risk Management RFP 18-57 Submittal

Please note that the costs, timeline and other details in the above submittal have changed through negotiations with the City. 

Background 

Due to ongoing concerns regarding the Transfer Station located at 1711 Church Street, the City of Evanston has developed this page as the hub for public information. This page serves as the central point of all City communications and updates related to the current community and City conversations and decision regarding the Church Street Waste Transfer Station.

Helpful Documents

Thriving Earth Exchange Partnership Documents (TEX)

Basic Information About the Waste Transfer Station

  • Site operator – Advanced Disposal  www.advanceddisposal.com
  • Site Address – 1711 Church St. Evanston, IL 60201
  • Site Contact –Doug Ray - 630-373-0364

Issue a Complaint

The City of Evanston encourages community members who feel they are experiencing negative impacts from the Waste Transfer Station to contact 311 to submit a complaint. Submitting 311 requests allows the City to better track the frequency, nature and type of complaints associated with the facility. Contact 311

Questions related to the allocation of the funds awarded to the City in settlement between the City of Evanston and Advanced Disposal should directed to Kumar Jensen, Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer with the City of Evanston (847) 448-4311 or sustainability@cityofevanston.org.

Historical Information

Map of the Waste Transfer Station site at 1711 Church St., Evanston, IL 60201 (2010)

EPA Permit and Investigation Documents.pdf made public through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Documents include but are not limited to:

  • EPA site inspections of the Waste Transfer Station
  • Copies of violations issued to the Waste Transfer Station operator 
  • Violation correspondence between the EPA and Waste Transfer Station operator 

Record of City of Evanston Inspections and Reports - Report of Evanston Inspections.pdf

  • Includes a historical and chronological detailed timeline of inspections completed by the City of Evanston.