Parks and Business Districts in Evanston receive a combination of refuse and recycling collection from City crews as well as independent contractors paid for through contracts with the Special Service Area’s (SSA) in Evanston. Recycling containers in parks and business districts accept the same material as all other City serviced containers.
The City utilizes smaller trucks than what you see in your alley to collect park recycling and refuse in order to minimize the impact on community members recreating in public spaces. Some parks do not have recycling or refuse service because they are particularly difficult to maneuver the collection trucks.
Business Districts have their refuse handled by private contractors whose service is negotiated between the local SSA and contractor. Recycling for these districts is collected by City crews on a regular basis that changes depending on the season with holidays and summer seasons receiving more frequent collections.
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