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Commercial and Business Services

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The City provides, by contractor, recycling, trash and composting service to Evanston businesses and commercial properties through two programs, the Commercial Solid Waste Franchise and the Commercial Composting Program. 

The Commercial Solid Waste Franchise was established in 2008, and gives the City the authority to select one contractor through a competitive public process and negotiate rates for all buildings covered by the franchise. The current franchise agreement is held by Groot Industries and will expire in October, 2020.

The Commercial Composting Program was developed in 2017 and will expire in October, 2022. The current provider is Collective Resource, a woman-owned and Evanston-owned business that also provides residential composting services, details of which can be found on the Residential Services page.

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  • Collective Resource (Food Waste Only)
  • What buildings are included in the Commercial Solid Waste Franchise?
  • What are the service prices for trash and recycling services?
  • What part of the Commercial Solid Waste Franchise is important for my building?
  • Where can I access the full contract documents?
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