We’re offering free finished compost to the customers who helped make it!

Collective Resource Compost customers can claim up to 10 gallons of finished compost as our gift to you. You can also purchase additional compost for $5/5 gallons (cash or check only).

We’re able to do this, with the help of The Talking Farm, who is graciously hosting our gift-back event at their Howard Street Farm. The finished compost has been processed by Green Soils Management, an EPA-permitted processor located in East Dundee. This compost, packed with microorganisms and fungi, is ready for any type of crop, your victory garden, or soil rehabilitation project! Mix it with 30–50% of another soil blend or apply 1–2 inches on top of the existing soil.

Collective Resource Compost customers only:

Sunday, April 23rd, 1:00–4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 26th, 5:00–7:00 pm 
Sunday, April 30th, 1:00–4:00 pm

In celebration of International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)
Open to the public and our customers:

Wednesday, May 3rd, 5:00–7:00 pm 
Sunday, May 7th, 1:00–4:00 pm
Wednesday, May 10th, 5:00–7:00 pm

Please register HERE

The Talking Farm, 3669 Howard St, Skokie

(Use the parking lot at the Tot Learning Center.)
Bring your own tarp, storage tubs, buckets, or paper grocery bags. 

Container options for finished compost

Wheelbarrows will be available for moving the compost from the pile to your vehicle.

Additional compost is $5/5 gallons (cash or check only).

In the event of a rain cancellation, a Facebook post will be made by 11:00 am on the day of the event.

Call with questions at 847-733-7665 or email customerservice@collectiveresource.us

Author Details
Zero Waste Consultant | Collective Resource, Inc.

Mary Beth strongly believes that, “It’s always better to be doing something rather than nothing.” If you’re thinking of composting at home, she can help you work out what your particular “something” can be.

She’s confident a solution can be tailored to fit anyone’s needs and ambitions. “Anyone who eats can be a CRI customer, whether you are an individual or a large organization. I want you to understand the advantages of composting, and I can show you how CRI can make it easy.” Mary Beth has successfully designed waste diversion strategies for individuals, schools, houses of worship and other communities. She’s received the governor’s Environmental Hero award for her work at her daughter’s school. Whether you’re starting with a backyard bin, a kitchen bucket, a worm farm, or large-scale commercial collection, Mary Beth can be your good-natured guide.