Earth Day Week/Month provide two local opportunities for some re-purposing of what's cluttering your life.
On Saturday April 23, First Bank & Trust - Evanston will shred up to 25 lb. of your private household documents -- old financial, medical records, etc. -- free of charge. From 11 AM to 1 PM at the bank, 2925 Central St.
Starting tomorrow, April 22, through May 13, depending on your route, you have a rare opportunity to dispose of bulk trash FREE (up to 6 cubic yards) without having to buy an Evanston bulk sticker. What day depends on your route. See the City of Evanston web page here or review the chart below.