The City of Evanston’s Environmental Services Bureau is replacing damaged and older model yard waste carts throughout the city as part of a free, one-time exchange program. Damaged refuse carts are also being replaced, at the City’s discretion. This project is taking place in four phases according to residents’ regular refuse pick-up day.

The third phase of the project will include residents whose normal refuse pick-up day is Wednesday, and is anticipated to be completed between Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 18. Residents who live in the Wednesday refuse pick-up zone are asked to leave their yard waste and refuse carts in their normal pick-up spot, accessible to City crews, until the end of the third phase of the program, or until after their cart is replaced. There is no need for residents to take any other action.

Additional program phases will be announced and posted online at as the program progresses. The entire project is anticipated to be completed by May of 2016. However, the work is weather dependent and the schedule is subject to change.

Residents do not need to request cart replacement, as crews are scheduled to complete the work throughout the entire city. After the program is completed, future yard waste cart replacements will incur a charge as per the City code.

For more information, please call or text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.