Evanston Health Department will no longer accept some items for recycling

Susan Du, City Editor

Evanston residents may no longer deposit CFL lightbulbs, batteries and small electronics at the Evanston Health Department, which will need to free up space for the new Erie Health Center.

The Erie Health Center is a new medical facility housed on the Morton Civic Center ground floor, according to a city news release issued Wednesday.  The city’s Health Department will continue to receive medications for disposal.

The Levy Senior Center and the Evanston Ecology Center will continue to recycle small electronics, batteries and CFL lightbulbs. Small electronics include cell phones, cordless phones, cameras, laptops and MP3 players. Batteries will need to be placed in individual plastic bags with their contact points taped. Residents must also bring in CFLs in self-locking plastic bags.

— Susan Du