Recycling Fair and Public Works Equipment Expo in Evanston Saturday Morning

The Evanston Township High School parking lot (1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston) will host a recycling fair and public works equipment expo Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Hosted by the city of Evanston, the fair will offer residents the chance to recycle numerous pieces of electronic equipment and other items, securely shred documents, obtain recycling education materials, learn about construction projects, sign up for a free compost cart and get an up close look at streets and sanitation equipment.

When arriving at the site, participants should follow the signs and stay in their cars while workers unload the items from vehicles.

Acceptable electronic equipment includes televisions, computer monitors, cell phones, computers, VHS and DVD players, printers, scanners, fax machines, MP3 players, PDAs, keyboards and video game consoles.

For shredding, each resident may bring up to five banker’s boxes of paper documents. Documents should be contained in boxes or brown paper bags. Large metal clips and binders should be removed. Shredding is done on site.

Additional items accepted for recycling include clothes hangers, batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, plastic bags and books.

Waste and recycling isues have been examined in several Roosevelt courses, including SUST 240 Waste and SUST 210 The Sustainable Future (offered both online and downtown this fall). For more information on these or any other of our courses, visit our Sustainability Studies website, call 1-877-277-5978 (1-877-APPLY RU) or email

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