Discount for First Year of Door-to-Door Service
Skokie residents, who are new Collective Resource Compost customers, can enjoy a 15% discount for paying annually for the first year of our container-swap composting service.
- Biweekly (every other week) swapout of a 5-gallon Bucket with lid is just $192.95 for the first year. Typically accommodates 2-3 users.
- Weekly swapout of a 5-gallon Bucket with lid is $257.12 for the first year. Typically accommodates 4 users.
32-gallon Neighbor Tote
- Biweekly (every other week) swapout of a 32-gallon bagged Neighbor Tote is $471.75 for the first year. Typically accommodates 12 users.
- Weekly swapout of a 32-gallon bagged Neighbor Tote is $943.50 for the first year. Typically accommodates 24 users.
Collective Resource Compost has been servicing Skokie residents since 2012, most of whom are still using our service. Join your neighbors in diverting your food scraps, mitigating climate change and helping Skokie meet its sustainability goals.
Five New Free Dropoff Sites
In recognition that some residents would prefer to drop off their food scraps, the Village of Skokie has created five free dropoff sites:
- Public Works – 9050 Gross Point Road near main entrance
- Devonshire Park – Grove Street parking lot near basketball courts
- Village Hall – 5127 Oakton Street near main entrance
- Oakton Park – south parking lot off Kenton Avenue near tennis courts
- Fire Station 16 – 7424 Niles Center Road, parking lot off Fargo Avenue
The Village has a handy map of the dropoff sites here on their composting page.
Composting in Your Backyard
Some people like to compost in their backyards to make compost to feed their gardens. This can be combined with our door-to-door service or dropoff sites so that you can divert all of your compostable waste, to give our planet the greatest benefit. Some items that can be commercially composted but not backyard composted are bones, dairy products and soiled pizza boxes. (Click here for a full list.) The Village continues to provide a $25 rebate for households that purchase a Village-approved backyard compost bin. This link takes you to the Village’s website where you can both learn what is Village-approved and upload your receipt for reimbursement.