For more than 30 years, people who live and work in Evanston’s 2nd and 5th wards have had to contend with the odor, noise, traffic, rodents, reduction in real estate values and economic development, and other adverse effects caused by the Church St. Waste Transfer Station (WTS).
Earlier this year, the City of Evanston reached a settlement with Advanced Disposal Services Solid Waste Midwest, LLC (ADS), the current WTS owner, relating to the City of Evanston’s collection of “host” fees. The settlement has provided $1.2 million to the City in 2016, and will result in approximately another $100,000 per year to the City in host fees starting in 2018.
To provide input to the City Council as to how these funds should be used, the City of Evanston has created a survey that allows City residents to provide their input on what should be done with the current and future funds.
We encourage all Evanston residents, especially those who have been affected by the adverse impacts caused by the WTS, to take this survey by Sept. 5. This is your chance to influence how the available funds are utilized.
To take the survey online and learn more, go to www.cityofevanston.org/transfer-station-information/. Paper surveys will be available for pick-up at the Fleetwood-Jourdain and Gibbs-Morrison city centers and the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center.