Bulk Pick-up

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The City of Evanston offers the FREE removal of six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year:

Spring 2017 Bulk Trash Pick-Up:

If your normal refuse pickup day is:

Your bulk trash pickup is:

Monday

Friday, April 21

Tuesday

Friday, April 28

Wednesday

Friday, May 5

Thursday

Friday, May 12


Fall 2017 Bulk Trash Pick-Up:

If your normal refuse pickup day is:

Your bulk trash pickup is:

Monday

Friday, October 6

Tuesday

Friday, October 13

Wednesday

Friday, October 20

Thursday

Friday, October 27

All trash must be out by 7 a.m.; City crews will not return for late set outs. If crews are unable to complete routes on Friday, collection will continue on Saturday.

Sign Up for Text/Email Bulk Trash Reminders
Residents can now sign up for text/email notifications to remind them of bulk trash pick-up in the spring and fall seasons. Notifications will be sent out two weeks prior to the bulk trash-pick-up day, and again two days prior to the bulk trash pick-up day.

Residents with larger debris removal needs can call 311 or 847-448-4311 to request a special pick-up. This alternative involves a charge.

Bulk trash must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be less than six cubic yards per household. Six cubic yards is roughly equivalent to a love seat and chair, 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, pesticides, 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.
  • Absolutely 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.  Why dealt with separately?
  • Crews will only remove bulk items; no garbage carts will be emptied.
  • Electronics are not permitted: It is illegal in Illinois to dispose of electronics in the trash. Visit www.cityofevanston.org/electronics for options. 

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