Join our team

Join our team

It takes a great team of people to do the work of Collective Resource. As we expand to serve more communities throughout the Chicago area, our staffing needs grow as well. We’re always looking for the right people whose values match ours. From drivers to facility operations to managers, Collective Resource depends on a team of dedicated people to get the job done as we work toward our vision of Green Communities for Everyone. Are you […]

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Kitchen Setup for Composting at Home

Kitchen Setup for Composting at Home

There are many ways to set up your kitchen to make collecting compost easy. Below are some container options, as well as tips and tricks. Norpro 1-gallon Ceramic Compost Keeper Norpro 1-gallon Stainless Steel Compost Keeper Sure-Close Compost Pail Repurposed compost container You can choose to line your container with a compostable paper bag, or simply rinse occasionally (plastic containers can go in the dishwasher). You can find the above containers online at amazon.com, or you can […]

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Compost pickup service area map

DOWNLOAD COMPOST PICKUP SERVICE AREA MAP We’re adding more towns and neighborhoods to our pickup area. Let us know if you’re interested in seeing us crop up where you live. Composting Chicago Neighborhoods Albany Park Avondale Belmont Craigin Bucktown East Garfield Park Edison Park Edgebrook Edgewater Hermosa Humboldt Park Irving Park Jefferson Park Lakeview Lincoln Park Lincoln Square Logan Square Loop Lower West Side Near North Side Near South Side Near West Side North Center North […]

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Waste stream of a typical household

According to research performed by the Environmental Protection Agency, organic waste comprises at least 30% of a total waste produced by a typical household. On average we generate approximately 4.40 pounds per person per day, which amounts to over 1600 pounds annually! By composting you can reduce that number by at least a third, and by using commercial composting service you would generate even less waste since you can put natural textiles, soiled paper, and […]

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