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The City of Evanston will host its fourth annual recycling fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 12 at Evanston Township High School, 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 Streets and Sanitation Division’s heavy equipment.
For the fourth 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 will deliver them at a later date along with an instructional flyer. The bins are for composting purposes only and will not have wheels.
Residents who bring items to recycle or shred are asked to follow the signs and remain in their cars as City staff unload the items. 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.
Document Shredding and Recycling:
Community members disposing of medications will be directed to a designated tent where medications can be turned in to medical and police department staff. Medications should be kept separate from electronics, documents and other items being recycled at the fair.
For more information, call 311 (847-448-4311 outside of Evanston).