Tips & Tricks for Summer Composting
Welcome to summer in Chicagoland! Here are some tips and tricks for reducing odor and pests during the warm weather months. We really do wash our buckets every time. In warmer weather, the clean buckets we deliver may not smell all that fresh. If you find the smell offensive, try tossing something fragrant, like flowers, citrus peels, herbs or coffee grounds into your empty bucket when it arrives. One of our bi-weekly customers uses this
reusable silverware
Summer is approaching, and with it so many great reasons to gather and celebrate: graduations, Father’s Day barbecues, and block parties. You have the opportunity to make these events even better by reducing waste with a little pre-cycling and composting. You may be asking: what is pre-cycling? We first came across this term in a book entitled 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth. It recommends buying items only if you can
collective resource celebrates 5000 tons of compost waste diverted
How does one celebrate diverting 5000 tons of organic waste out of the landfill and into making healthy, useful compost? By thanking everyone who got us to this milestone, of course. The vital need for composting your food scraps wasn’t always an easy sell. There were some lean years when we heard, “I have to pay for this service?” and “Shouldn’t you be paying me for my food scraps?” more than we heard “How can
How to reduce the use of plastic in your daily life
How to reduce the use of plastic in your daily life? The need to reduce and ultimately eliminate our consumption of single-use plastics is paramount. Both the creation and the disposal of these petroleum-based products are causing alarming damage to both our land and waterways. Many of you have already taken steps by bringing your own bags for shopping, refusing straws, and giving the barista your travel mug. We’d like to inspire you to think
How can flower giving be made more sustainable
How can flower giving be made more sustainable? Flowers are one of the traditional ways to show love or gratitude among other feelings but the single-use nature of flower bouquets is not the most sustainable. Composting them is one of the best ways to show your love for our planet once they are past their prime. Collective Resource would like to show our love for the flower-focused businesses and organizations in the Chicago area that