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
We have historically been very busy leading up to Earth Day. For obvious reasons, this year is different. “Every day is Earth Day at Collective Resource Compost!” is a joke I often make at this time of year.  Imagine it being said in a really perky voice. We have historically been very busy leading up to April and Earth Day both with requests to speak and requests to help facilitate zero waste events. For obvious
I’ve been thinking about faith communities a lot lately. This is the first year that we have been participating in Faith in Place’s Indoor Winter Farmers Markets. Faith in Place is a great organization that supports the environmental efforts of faith communities in Illinois. Their stated mission is “to empower Illinois people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the Earth, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.” This year
How do you show your love? How do you like to be shown love? Have you taken this love language quiz? The five love languages are words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time and physical touch. Food is love. Have you ever heard that phrase?  A lot of different cultures communicate their love with food. There is a saying that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I know that
Contamination is the word used in the waste hauling industry for when the wrong items are put into the different waste streams. Maybe you’ve heard the term “wishful recycling”, for when people toss things they are not sure about into the recycling bin and hope for the best. We want to educate you on this topic so that you are not participating in “wishful composting.” I was at a luncheon the other day collecting the