As leaves begin to fall, the city is issuing reminders to residents regarding seasonal services and cleanup activities, including food and yard waste pickup and street cleaning.
Additional Fall Street Cleaning
The city will conduct additional street cleaning on residential streets in November and December to clear leaves and other debris. Street signage will be updated with the additional fall street cleaning dates. The schedule can be found at cityofevanston.org/streetcleaning. Parking restrictions will be enforced. Street cleaning operations will continue through Dec. 15, weather permitting. Residents can sign up to receive convenient street cleaning text message and email notifications reminding them to move their vehicles on street cleaning days. Notifications are sent one to two days prior to the actual street cleaning day.
Food and Yard Waste Pickup
The final week for 2021 food and yard waste pickup will be Dec. 6-9. Food and yard waste is collected on residents’ normal refuse pickup day. Residents may dispose of food and yard waste via a city of Evanston food and yard waste cart. Yard waste only may also be disposed of using a paper yard waste bag affixed with a City of Evanston sticker.
Food Scrap Composting Program
The City’s exclusive food scrap hauler, Collective Resource Compost, provides a 16-week Winter Gap composting program where residents can pay a one-time fee to have a composting bucket dropped off at their residence for weekly/bikweekly pickup. Collections will take place the week of Dec. 6 through the week of March 28. To sign up for this service, residents should contact Collective Resource Compost directly by filling out their contact form.
Backpack mounted or handheld gasoline-powered leaf blowers can be used Oct.15 through Dec. 2 on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Using gasoline-powered leaf blowers on recognized city holidays is prohibited. Individuals are prohibited from blowing or raking leaves into the street, as this can block sewers and cause flooding. Violators are subject to fines.
For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311 or simply dial 311 while in Evanston.