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Refuse, Recycling & Brush

Statement from Mayor Bill Hurtley:

The city has purchased a new leaf vacuum for fall clean up. This is going to be a change for all of you that put leaves at the curb. This fall all LEAVES NEED TO BE ON THE TERRACE NOT IN THE STREET and there is to be no sticks or grass clippings mixed in. The vacuum won't work and will just get plugged up if there is bulky debris. I know this is a big change but it is going to improve our leaf pick up. I want to thank you in advance for helping us accomplish this. The Yard Waste Drop Site will be open for tree and stick disposal. -Evansville Review 9/2019



Public Notice:

 E-Recycling Drop Site Temporarily Closed

Due to the large increase of electronic waste (e-waste) Advance Disposal can no longer offer free e-waste recycling to the residents of Evansville due to certain abuses of the service.  The greater of the two main abuses comes from companies, landlords and residents from other communities dumping their waste in the bin at night. What used to take a month to fill now takes 2 days.  It is suspected the offenders are a few moving and hauling companies in the larger area that collect money for the waste disposal and use our bin to empty the waste at the cost of Evansville residents. The second abuse is placing items that are not e-waste such as refrigerators, vacuums, stoves and other appliances in the bin. This we suspect is from Evansville and non-Evansville residents alike not understanding what is and is not e-waste. The last 6 months have had dramatic increases in these abuses. Once the City has made a secure location to monitor users and disposal, e-waste recycling will resume.


Please do not throw your e-waste away.  Store it if you can and wait to hear from the City when we can resume collection.


Trash/Recycling Services

The City of Evansville contracts all refuse and recycling with Advanced Disposal.  Collections are Tuesdays and Thursdays depending on your location.  If you have issues with solid waste collection please contact Advanced Disposal 1-800-248-2373.  

To set up an account for garbage collection, water, sewer and/or electrical service please contact City Hall at 608-882-2266, option 1.   

The staff at City Hall will set up your billing for garbage collection, but the City does not operate the garbage and recycling collection service.  



Yard Waste

The City of Evansville provides two options to dispose of personal yard waste. They include, Yard Waste Curbside Collection and the Yard Waste Drop Site. 


Curbside Collection Services

Collection of branches, brush and yard waste debris is scheduled from April to October, on the first (1st) full work week of the month.  All grass clipping and small yard waste must be placed in a paper bag or a container that can be emptied and placed back onto the parking area.  No plastic bags. 

Yard waste should not be raked or blown into the street.  Please be kind and blow your lawn clippings into your yard for natural decomposing.  When the lawn clippings clump together they create major clogs in the stormwater drainage system which can contribute to flash flooding and standing water in the streets.  


Yard Waste Drop Site



Wednesdays 5:00pm -7:00pm  (Closes October 30th 2019) 

Saturdays 9:30am - 2:30pm  (Closes November 23rd 2019)

At this site you can dispose of grass clippings, leaves, branches and general yard waste. Location is at 465 Water Street (next to the Fire Station). 


Now Offering

Non-Evansville residents and area commercial businesses access now available through paid permits.  See forms below.

We are offering open access to tree remnants under 16" diameter for firewood.  Simply load up and drive off.  Wood chips and compost may also be available as supplies last and placed in designated collection areas.

We do not accept: dimensional lumber, plastics, hanging baskets, dirt and regular garbage


The yard / waste drop-off site will be open to the city residents at no charge (and non-city residents with a payable permit) for disposal from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Wednesday nights and Saturdays from 9:00 am-2:30 pm starting on Saturday, April 6th, 2019.

All summer decorations must be removed by November 11th, 2019, Veterans Day and no winter decorations may be installed until the Monday before Thanksgiving, Monday November 25th 2019.

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