The City of Evanston will be hosting its third annual recycling fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 13 at Evanston Township High School, located at 1600 Dodge Ave. The fair provides residents an opportunity to recycle a variety of items, securely shred documents, obtain recycling education materials, learn about construction projects, visit with “green” vendors and get a close look at some of the city’s heavy equipment.

For the third year, the city will give away compost bins to Evanston residents who attend the fair. Staff will only accept orders for the compost bins at the fair and deliver them at a later date. The bins are for composting only and will not have wheels. A “how-to” flyer will be included with the bins.

If residents are going to bring items to recycle or shred, please follow the signs and remain in your car; we will unload the items for you. Electronic recycling and document destruction are open to residents of all Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) communities. Participants are asked to NOT line up before 8 a.m.

Electronic Recycling: The following electronic materials will be accepted at the event:

  • televisions
  • computer monitors
  • cell phones
  • computers: PCs and laptops
  • VHS and DVD players
  • printers & scanners
  • DVR/Cable boxes
  • fax machines
  • mp3 players and PDAs
  • mice, keyboards and drives
  • video game consoles

Document Shredding and Recycling: Residents can bring up to five banker’s boxes of paper documents to be shredded on site. Documents should be placed in a box or brown paper bag and large metal clips and binders should be removed ahead of time.

Other Items: Additional items being collected this year:

  • Clothing/Shoes Recycling 
  • Clothes hangers
  • Household Batteries
  • Car/SUV/Light Truck Tires (2 tires per resident)
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Plastic Grocery Bags