Composting is an easy, effective way to add to the sustainability efforts of any restaurant, school, office, house of worship, or other institution. It diverts valuable resources from the landfill and demonstrates a commitment to helping the environment. Additionally, commercial composting may even be able to save an organization money. Many customers have succeeded in lowering waste hauling costs by reducing their number of weekly landfill pickups.
We offer food scrap hauling for businesses large and small and have many customers all over the Chicagoland area. Some of our larger composting customers are able to divert up to a ton and a half of food waste per truckload. Most customers are on a weekly pickup, but some get pickups two, or even three times, per week. With each pickup we deliver clean, 32-gallon kitchen-ready lined totes. Commercial compost pickup fees are $24 per tote for up to 4 totes. The per tote cost reduces from there depending upon quantity.
Click here to see our special commercial food scrap collection rates for the City of Evanston, Villages of Morton Grove, and Skokie.
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Select the "commercial composting" option to set up a personalized collection service.
A Sampling of Our Happy Customers
How to compost on a commercial scale?
Some restaurants work their food scraps directly into the totes, others use smaller containers at the food prep stations and tip into the totes. We will work through the details with your kitchen staff and train everyone. Click here for a complete list of what can go to the commercial composting site.
Don't feel like you have to divert every food scrap your kitchen produces at the beginning. You may want to start with one weekly tote pickup to get a feel for it. Please contact us for pricing information.
Our goal is to make it simple for everyone to reduce their landfill use. Just ask Food For Thought Catering. In this video they explain just how easy it is to work with us!
Contact us to set up high-volume compost collection for your organization.
How our 32 gallon Tote Service helps Food for Thought Catering
- What is Commercial Composting
- Compost pickup service area map
- What to compost with commercial composting
- Kitchen Setup for Composting at Home
- Restaurants, schools and other businesses that use compost collection services
- Waste Stream of a Typical Household
- Disposable Compostable Resources for Your Event