Trash and Recycling FAQ

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General FAQs
I recently moved Evans. How do I sign up for waste removal and recycling services? Recycling can be added as an additional service for $10.42 Per month

If you are a resident to the City and need to setup trash and recycling services, please contact the City of Evans Customer service at 970-475-1170.

What is included in my waste removal service?

Residents will be provided the use of a 96 gallon rolling polycart. All your household waste MUST be contained inside the polycart provided. If you would like an additional trash polycart or recycle service and polycart, please contact the City of Evans at 970-475-1170. Any bags or bulk items left outside of the polycart will not be removed every Tuesday (weekly pickup) unless prior arrangements are made for bulk pickup with Waste Management directly.

When is my waste/trash picked-up?

Trash removal occurs weekly on Tuesday, your designated service day. Polycarts must be at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on collection day and must be away from parked vehicles. Residents with alley stops must have polycart ouside of enclosures, accessible by the automated truck.

What do I do if my trash was not picked up?

Please contact the City of Evans as soon as you can by calling 970-475-1170.

What is included in my recycling service?

Curbside recycling is available to residents of the City at an additional fee. Waste Management will provide a recycle bin to fill with newspaper, aluminum, steel cans, glass and plastic containers. Place the recycle bin next to your polycart and a recycle truck will remove your recyclables.

Residents have the option to utilize a 96-gallon wheeled recycling Tote. The cost to utilize the Tote is $9.11 per month, please contact the City of Evans at 970-475-1170 to request recycle tote service. Again, if you have questions or would like to begin recycling, please call 970-475-1170.

When is recycling picked-up?

Recycle service is provided every-other week on your normal trash day which is Tuesday. Service week do vary, contact the City of Evans at 970-475-1170 to verify what week your service day is on.

What about holidays?

The following holidays are observed:

- New Year's Day - Memorial Day - July 4th - Labor Day - Thanksgiving Day - Christmas Day

You may experience a one-day delay in your service during these holiday weeks.

What if I need additional and/or replacement polycarts?

If you need an additional trash polycart, contact the City of Evans. A $6.47 per month fee will be charged for each additional trash polycart.

What can be recycled?

Please clean and rinse all recyclables. Please make sure all items fit and are placed in the recycle container provided.

  • Office/school paper
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard, collapsed/cut
  • Boxboard/food boxes
  • Phone books 
  • Magazines, catalogs, junk mail
  • Envelopes
  • Brown bags
  • Glass bottles and jars (rinsed and cleaned) • #1 - #7 Plastic Bottles and Containers(rinsed and cleaned)
  • Aluminum cans and foil (rinsed and cleaned)
  • Steel and tin cans (rinsed and cleaned)
What should not be recycled*?
  • Candy wrappers
  • Carbon paper
  • Carpet and cloth
  • Food or any organic waste
  • Liquids 
  • Plastic bags and clear plastic wrap 
  • Polystyrene (StyrofoamTM) 
  • Medical waste
  • Used paper cups and paper plates 
  • Used paper towels and tissues 
  • Waxed paper
  • Food-soiled cardboard 
  • Plates and dishes

*Unaccepted recyclable items are not limited to those above.