Evanston residents can bring the following items for recycling to both the Evanston Ecology Center (2024 McCormick Blvd) and the Levy Center (300 Dodge Ave):
Small electronics. Community members may drop off cell phones, cordless phones, digital cameras, video recorders, laptop computers, MP3 players and ink cartridges for recycling. Recycling Avenue, an organization that provides job opportunities for the physically challenged, collects the electronic waste for recycling.
Batteries. Household alkaline batteries – AA, AAA, C, D and 9 Volt; rechargeable batteries – NiCad, NiMh, lithium ion and lithium polymer. Before dropping off any battery, residents need to tape the contact points on each battery or place in an individual self-locking plastic bag to avoid sparks.
CFLs. Bring the bulbs in self-locking plastic bags. The City of Evanston DOES NOT take CFLs generated on a commercial, institutional or school district basis.
To find out more about home recycling and other types of recycling and trash services in Evanston, click HERE. NOTE: When you click on this link and arrive at the City of Evanston website, be aware that links will be displayed on the initial page that can take you to additional recycling topics.