10,000 Tons of Resources Recovered!

10,000 Tons of Resources Recovered!

We’re delighted to announce that we have reached another diversion milestone: 10,000 tons! That’s a whole lot of carrot tops, pizza boxes, eggshells, chicken bones, Chinet plates, etcetera, etcetera.  We’ve gone from 4 digits to 5 and added a comma! In the first six months that founder/owner Erlene Howard was hauling buckets of food scraps […]

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Restaurant Raffle 2023: Win While Helping Local Businesses

Restaurant Raffle 2023: Win While Helping Local Businesses

It’s the third year we’re holding a restaurant raffle to support our composting community.  Winters are historically slower times for restaurants and cafes. We’re sponsoring a raffle for you to win a gift card from any of the food-related businesses listed below. Restaurant raffle rules The raffle begins now through March 15th. Show us receipts […]

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Happy New Year from Collective Resource Compost!

Happy New Year from Collective Resource Compost!

Before the sun rises on this brand-new year, we’re pausing to look at a few causes for celebration from this past year: We reached our 12th birthday and our 9000-tons-diverted-from-the-landfill-since-we-started milestone in June. We are routinely diverting 40 tons every week. We entered into a franchise agreement with the city of Park Ridge and expect […]

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Past and Future of our Environmental Justice Discussion Group

Past and Future of our Environmental Justice Discussion Group

From February 2021 to November 2022, Collective Resource Compost hosted a monthly Environmental Justice Discussion Group. You rightly might be asking yourself why a food scrap hauler would do that. The answer is that we are more than just that. Though we are a for-profit business, we have always been mission-based, and part of our […]

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PFAS Contamination Prevention

PFAS Contamination Prevention

Thank you to our customer Sasha (whose official title is Sasha Adkins, PhD, MPH, Advanced Lecturer in Environmental Health at the School of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago) for educating us on the PFAS problem and alerting us to this news article from Massachusetts that prompted us to take more action on this problem. PFAS […]

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