Compost Your Jack-o’-lanterns and Gourds!

Compost Your Jack-o’-lanterns and Gourds!

When the fun of the fall holidays is over, just place your pumpkin and gourds (carved or not carved) on top of your compost bucket on your pickup day.  Small gourds and unwanted candy without its wrapper can also go in the bucket! Squirrel Issues Squirrels, Squirrels, everywhere! It’s that time of year, when the squirrels are doing their best to store up food for the winter and what better than a stash of food […]

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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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Wrapping with Care

Wrapping with Care

How to wrap gifts sustainably? ‘Tis the season to wrap and give gifts. Tubes of holiday wrapping paper are almost always wrapped in film plastic and often the paper itself is foil-stamped, making it not recyclable. Our team at Collective Resource would like to pass on a couple of clever tips from our employees to make your holiday wrapping a gift to our planet as well. Mary Beth, one of our zero waste consultants, suggests […]

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