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On May 1st, 2022, Collective Resource Compost entered into a franchise agreement with the City of Park Ridge to make composting more accessible.

This agreement lowers the cost of our service as reflected in these prices: Weekly Basic Bucket service is $27 and biweekly service (every other week) is $20.50 per month. You can save with annual or quarterly payments.

You may have noticed that we’ve added the option of a more frequent weekly swapout.

You could use our 5-gallon buckets to divert the food scraps from your individual household or compost communally with friends, relatives or neighbors using our 32-gallon Neighbor Totes. Restaurants, organizations, schools, and businesses are encouraged to divert their food scraps too.

All of this info can be found here on our website.

We’ve had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Park Ridge and have enjoyed helping the city meet its sustainability goals. In 2017, Go Green Park Ridge (GGPR), under the leadership of Amy Bartucci, worked with us to get enough customers so we could expand our service area to include Park Ridge. We’ve spoken at Green Drinks, tabled with GGPR at the farmers market and Community Health Fair and tabled at several One Earth Film Festival events.

We’re excited to be deepening our relationship to Park Ridge.

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Zero Waste Consultant | Collective Resource, Inc.

Mary Beth strongly believes that, “It’s always better to be doing something rather than nothing.” If you’re thinking of composting at home, she can help you work out what your particular “something” can be.

She’s confident a solution can be tailored to fit anyone’s needs and ambitions. “Anyone who eats can be a CRI customer, whether you are an individual or a large organization. I want you to understand the advantages of composting, and I can show you how CRI can make it easy.” Mary Beth has successfully designed waste diversion strategies for individuals, schools, houses of worship and other communities. She’s received the governor’s Environmental Hero award for her work at her daughter’s school. Whether you’re starting with a backyard bin, a kitchen bucket, a worm farm, or large-scale commercial collection, Mary Beth can be your good-natured guide.