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The City of Evanston’s Public Works Department will host a recycling fair from 9 a.m. to noon on July 23 in the parking lot of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics, hangers, plastic bags, batteries, CFL bulbs, and ink cartridges.

There will also be document destruction services allowing residents to bring up to five banker’s boxes of paper for immediate shredding and disposal.

Additionally, the first 250 people to show up will have the opportunity to obtain a repurposed, wheelless refuse cart that can be used for composting.

 The City of Evanston and Groot will also have their large equipment staged for kids to view and touch.

Document Destruction

No businesses may participate in the document destruction. Residents should remove large metal clips and binders, put paper documents into a bag or box.

Electronic Recycling

The following materials will be accepted for recycling: cell phones, computer monitors, PC computers and laptops, DVD players, fax machines, MP3 players, PDAs, peripherals (mice, keyboards), printers, scanners, televisions, VHS Players and video game consoles.

Paper Product Collection

As part of the Fair, the City of Evanston will be collecting recycled paper products to support an upcoming art project at the Evanston Art Center.

 The Evanston Art Center will be building a structure entirely out of recycled paper goods and invites all residents to help donate their paper goods. Members of the Evanston Art Center will be at the Recycling Fair and will be collecting the following phone books; old fliers, brochures and advertisements; butcher paper; photo backdrop paper, catalogs, magazines, cereal boxes, wall paper samples, paint color samples and old books and dictionaries.

More information is available by calling 3-1-1 or 847/448-4311.