Again this year the City is participating in the Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge,

and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced that October is ‘Evanston CAN Recycle!’ month, and the City is calling on Evanston residents and businesses to recycle as many aluminum beverage cans as possible during the entire month of October.

 The contest, sponsored by The United States Conference of Mayors, Novelis Corporation and Keep America Beautiful, Inc., challenges cities across the country to collect recyclable aluminum beverage cans and develop innovative ideas for promoting participation. New for this year is the American Recycler Video Award. Cities are encouraged to submit recycling videos to be used to promote this recycling challenge.  

The City of Evanston will be competing with other cities for up to $15,000 in awards, which are to be used to support recycling efforts through local education and awareness programs. The City hopes to collect the most recyclable aluminum beverage cans and develop the most innovative plan for promoting recycling to win. Groot, the City’s recycling hauler, will sort and weigh the aluminum cans placed in recycle bins on pickup days, dropped off at the Service Center, 2020 Asbury Ave. weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., or dropped off at the Recycling Center, 2222 Oakton St., between noon and 7 p.m. on Fridays and between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekends. For more information about the Challenge, go to or call 847-866-2940.