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Refuse, Recycling & Brush

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.  

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.  

The City of Evansville provides a yard waste collection program and drop off location.  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 other than during leaf collection times starting in October and ending by Thanksgiving; weather permitting.  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.  

The yard waste drop off site will be open for the public for disposal from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Wednesdays (daylight permitting) and 9:00 am - 2:30 pm on Saturdays, starting April 6th, 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). 

We now offer permitted services for Non-Evansville residents and area commercial businesses.  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.

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Ted Keehn

Public Works Foreperson