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.

5-gallon Bucket

  • 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.

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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.