7000 Tons and Counting

7000 Tons and Counting

We’re happy to announce that we have reached another diversion milestone: 7000 tons! Can you believe it? Power of composting What’s amazing to us is that’s 7,000 tons lifted, shifted, and tipped by hand— no hydraulics. That’s a whole lot of muscle power from our crew. 14 million pounds of lifting and that doesn’t even include the weight of the containers, just the food scraps within1. Because tons are kind of hard to visualize, we […]

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How to protect your compost bucket from squirrels

Squirrels, Squirrels, everywhere! Squirrels are ingenious city dwellers that consider our homes as public canteen, and what better than a stash of food “served” in a bright orange bucket! Many of you have been reporting squirrel damage to your compost buckets and we’ve been delivering Squirrel Stopper Lids left and right.  (If you don’t have one, let us know and we can give you one on your next pickup.) In addition to the Squirrel Stopper […]

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COVID-19: What Collective Resource is doing to protect everyone’s health

Compost collection will continue, but we have taken steps to make sure the risk to the health of everyone will be minimal. We ask that you do a couple of things, too. We hope you are well and that you find comfort in knowing that, though much has changed, the regular rhythm of compost swaps will continue as usual. Collective Resource will provide service during the Illinois Stay at Home Order, with strict social distancing […]

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Romance Meets Sustainability

Romance Meets Sustainability

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for a special restaurant for this special occasion? We’d like to introduce you to four that are part of a composting community. Campagnola 815 Chicago Ave, Evanston Catch 35 35 W. Wacker Dr, Chicago Hearth 1625 Hinman Ave, Evanston Spacca Napoli 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave, Chicago

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