Evanston Share-a-Bag Program

Shopping with your own reusable bags in Evanston has never been easier. With the new Share-a-Bag program, Evanston residents can visit Share-a-Bag bins to drop off any extra reusable shopping bags that they no longer use or can visit a Share-a-Bag bin to pick up a new reusable bag. Residents can return the shopping to a bin after use. Now, instead of purchasing new reusable bags, which contributes to the waste stream, this circular sharing system allows for City-wide waste reduction as well as convenience for shoppers. The Share-a-Bag Program is intended to help meet increased demand in Evanston for reusable bags and to reduce the use of disposable shopping bags in Evanston.

The City recently received a generous donation of hundreds of reusable shopping bags from Midwest Young Artists. The City has stocked Evanston’s Share-a-Bag bins with these brand-new bags. Thank you to Midwest Young Artists for supporting our program.

Evanston residents interested in visiting a Share-a-Bag bin will find that bins are located at every Evanston community center.

The Share-a-Bag bins are located alongside bins for disposable plastic bag/ plastic film packaging recycling (i.e. newspaper bags, bread bags, plastic wrap).

Share-a-Bag Bin Locations:

  • Main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
  • North Branch Library, 2026 Central St.
  • Chicago Ave./Main St. Branch Library, 900 Chicago Ave.
  • Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
  • Chandler-Newberger Center, 1028 Central St.
  • Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
  • Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St.
  • Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
  • Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
  • Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St.

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