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Evanston Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Evanston trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Evanston is in Illinois with Waukegan to the north, Chicago to the south, Skokie, Des Plaines to the west, Wilmette to the northwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street cleaning schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Evanston Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/public-works/services/waste-services

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on or before your collection day for the noted weeks, it is expected that services will be postponed by one day. 

Evanston Trash Collection Map

Evanston Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/public-works/services/trash-recycling-and-yard-waste-services/special-pick-ups-and-bulk-collection

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • 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. 
  • Glass should be broken up, boxed, taped and labeled as glass.
  • Crews will only remove bulk items

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Construction material
  • Hazardous materials, including batteries, gas, oil, asbestos, pesticides, medical wastes, paint, etc.
  • Tires
  • Electronics

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Evanston and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/public-works/services/waste-services

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Evanston?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/public-works/services/trash-recycling-and-yard-waste-services/special-pick-ups-and-bulk-collection

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.cityofevanston.org/home/showpublisheddocument/27683/636431460631400000

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Evanston Public Works Department?

Phone: Evanston 311 or 847-448-4311
Address: 2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Evanston trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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