Waste Services

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The City of Evanston offers an array of waste-related services for Evanston residents, businesses and organizations. This page includes information related to garbage, recycling, food and yard waste collection and special collection programs. These services are all administered by the Public Works Agency and questions or concerns related to these services should be directed to 3-1-1.

Please call 3-1-1 to report any missed pick-ups. Holidays sometimes affect schedules; please review the holiday schedule.

For details on collection schedules, accepted items in each service and waste reduction education materials, please visit one of the following pages.

New Services: if you are looking for information on the City's new Food and Yard Waste Service or the Collective Resource Service please visit either the Residential/Condo or Commercial and Business pages for details on those services.

Please Note: Batteries will no longer be collected within the City of Evanston facilities.  Please click on "Special Collections Items" section "Electronic Collection" for more details.


  1. Residential/Condo
  2. Commercial and Business
  3. Special Collection Items (plastic film, medications, etc.)
  4. Special/Bulk Pick-up
  5. Special Services (See Below)

Waste Reduction

  1. Recycling Do’s and Don’ts
  2. Food and Yard Waste Do’s and Don’ts
  3. Community Resources