The City of Evanston offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year. Fall 2016 bulk trash pick-ups will take place on Fridays, October 7 through 28, and are scheduled according to residents’ normal refuse pick-up day.

Bulk trash pick-up for residents whose normal refuse collection day is:

  • Thursday will be Friday, October 7
  • Monday will be Friday, October 14
  • Tuesday will be Friday, October 21
  • Wednesday will be Friday, October 28

Please note: This schedule has changed since it was originally published in spring 2016.

Text/Email Bulk Trash Reminders
Residents can sign up for text or email notifications to remind them of bulk trash pick-up. Notifications are sent out two weeks prior to the bulk trash-pick-up day, and again two days prior to the bulk trash pick-up day. To sign up for notifications, visit cityofevanston.org/bulktrash or call/text 847-448-4311.

Bulk Trash Guidelines
Residents must follow these guidelines to participate in bulk trash pick-up:

  • Items must be less than six cubic yards per household, which is roughly equivalent to two small couches, or four chairs, or one mattress and box spring, or 25 medium garbage bags. Quantities that exceed six cubic yards will be tagged for a special pick-up and a fee will be assessed.
  • Items must be placed on the alley line or in the parkway, whichever is the resident’s regular refuse collection area, in an orderly fashion. (For example, items must be bagged, contained or bundled. No loose garbage.) City crews will not remove items from private property.
  • Absolutely no construction materials, electronics, tires, appliances or hazardous materials will be collected. Hazardous materials include batteries, gas, oil, asbestos, medical wastes and paint.
  • Glass should be broken up, boxed, taped and labeled as glass.
  • Crews will only remove bulk items; no garbage carts will be emptied.

For more information on bulk trash pick-up, recycling and other disposal information, visit cityofevanston.org/bulktrash or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.


The City of Evanston offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year. Fall 2016 bulk trash pick-ups will take place on Fridays, October 7 through 28, and are scheduled according to residents’ normal refuse pick-up day.

Bulk trash pick-up for residents whose normal refuse collection day is:

  • Thursday will be Friday, October 7
  • Monday will be Friday, October 14
  • Tuesday will be Friday, October 21
  • Wednesday will be Friday, October 28

Please note: This schedule has changed since it was originally published in spring 2016.

Text/Email Bulk Trash Reminders
Residents can sign up for text or email notifications to remind them of bulk trash pick-up. Notifications are sent out two weeks prior to the bulk trash-pick-up day, and again two days prior to the bulk trash pick-up day. To sign up for notifications, visit cityofevanston.org/bulktrash or call/text 847-448-4311.

Bulk Trash Guidelines
Residents must follow these guidelines to participate in bulk trash pick-up:

  • Items must be less than six cubic yards per household, which is roughly equivalent to two small couches, or four chairs, or one mattress and box spring, or 25 medium garbage bags. Quantities that exceed six cubic yards will be tagged for a special pick-up and a fee will be assessed.
  • Items must be placed on the alley line or in the parkway, whichever is the resident’s regular refuse collection area, in an orderly fashion. (For example, items must be bagged, contained or bundled. No loose garbage.) City crews will not remove items from private property.
  • Absolutely no construction materials, electronics, tires, appliances or hazardous materials will be collected. Hazardous materials include batteries, gas, oil, asbestos, medical wastes and paint.
  • Glass should be broken up, boxed, taped and labeled as glass.
  • Crews will only remove bulk items; no garbage carts will be emptied.

For more information on bulk trash pick-up, recycling and other disposal information, visit cityofevanston.org/bulktrash or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

The City of Evanston offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year. Fall 2016 bulk trash pick-ups will take place on Fridays, October 7 through 28, and are scheduled according to residents’ normal refuse pick-up day.

Bulk trash pick-up for residents whose normal refuse collection day is:

  • Thursday will be Friday, October 7
  • Monday will be Friday, October 14
  • Tuesday will be Friday, October 21
  • Wednesday will be Friday, October 28

Please note: This schedule has changed since it was originally published in spring 2016.

Text/Email Bulk Trash Reminders
Residents can sign up for text or email notifications to remind them of bulk trash pick-up. Notifications are sent out two weeks prior to the bulk trash-pick-up day, and again two days prior to the bulk trash pick-up day. To sign up for notifications, visit cityofevanston.org/bulktrash or call/text 847-448-4311.

Bulk Trash Guidelines
Residents must follow these guidelines to participate in bulk trash pick-up:

  • Items must be less than six cubic yards per household, which is roughly equivalent to two small couches, or four chairs, or one mattress and box spring, or 25 medium garbage bags. Quantities that exceed six cubic yards will be tagged for a special pick-up and a fee will be assessed.
  • Items must be placed on the alley line or in the parkway, whichever is the resident’s regular refuse collection area, in an orderly fashion. (For example, items must be bagged, contained or bundled. No loose garbage.) City crews will not remove items from private property.
  • Absolutely no construction materials, electronics, tires, appliances or hazardous materials will be collected. Hazardous materials include batteries, gas, oil, asbestos, medical wastes and paint.
  • Glass should be broken up, boxed, taped and labeled as glass.
  • Crews will only remove bulk items; no garbage carts will be emptied.

For more information on bulk trash pick-up, recycling and other disposal information, visit cityofevanston.org/bulktrash or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.