Compost pickup service area map

By Collective Resource | September 15, 2018

DOWNLOAD COMPOST PICKUP SERVICE AREA MAP Our service area is ever-growing. The best way to get us servicing your neighborhood or town is to contact us via our Contact Form. Composting Chicago Neighborhoods Albany Park Avondale Belmont Craigin Bucktown East Garfield Park Edison Park Edgebrook Edgewater Hermosa Humboldt Park Irving Park Jefferson Park Lakeview Lincoln Park Lincoln Square Logan Square Loop Lower West Side Near North Side Near South Side Near West Side North Center North Lawndale North Park Norwood Park Pilsen Portage Park Rogers Park South Lawndale South Loop Uptown West Loop West Ridge West Town Wicker Park Composting […]

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Waste stream of a typical household

By Collective Resource | September 9, 2018

According to research performed by the Environmental Protection Agency, organic waste comprises at least 30% of a total waste produced by a typical household. On average we generate approximately 4.40 pounds per person per day, which amounts to over 1600 pounds annually! By composting you can reduce that number by at least a third, and by using commercial composting service you would generate even less waste since you can put natural textiles, soiled paper, and similar items we usually put in our garbage bin. Our customers report reducing dumpster trips to about once a month from two-three times a […]

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Commercial Composting

By Collective Resource | February 6, 2018

Once your food scraps and other compostables are collected, the full buckets or totes go for a short ride to a Chicagoland commercial composting site. They are mixed with grass clippings, leaves, Christmas trees, and food-soiled cardboard. Exposed to the sunlight, rain, and air, they break down naturally into a beautiful soil treatment. At the site, a process called windrow composting is used to create the finished compost, which is mostly used for landscaping. Commercial Composting List Meat, bones, fish, and seafood Seafood shells Fruits and vegetables Eggs and eggshells Milk, cheese, and other dairy Dressings, condiments, sauces, and […]

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