To set up a compost pickup service please fill out our signup form.

Remember to check the box for weekly or biweekly service and choose "Franchise Community" in the form.

We'll get back to you promptly!

Upgrade to Deluxe Service

  • No prepayment required.
  • Pay as you go and start and stop as needed. No charge when a pickup is canceled by email prior to pickup day.
  • Fresh bucket delivered even if you forget to leave your current bucket out on pickup day.
  • Referral Credit of one free pickup if you educate someone who signs up for Deluxe Service.
  • Just like Basic Service, you can choose your pickup location and you will receive a pickup reminder 36 hours in advance.

1 Bucket Deluxe Pricing and 10% Discount for Annual Prepayment




Every 3 weeks

Every 4 weeks

Every 6 weeks

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Basic Bucket Service

Discounted compost bucket collection service is available to the residents of Evanston, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, and Skokie. All fees are required in the form of a prepayment by the 25th day of the month for services during the following month, quarter, or year. A prorated invoice will be sent to cover any partial month services after setup.

Ongoing payment options include:

  • Leaving a check with the bucket on pickup day,
  • Mailing a check to Collective Resource, Inc. (A note on the check with the service address is helpful.)
  • Electronic payments through Chase QuickPay or Zelle.
  • An online check can be sent from your bank. (Using your address in the memo or as an account number is helpful.)

A 5-gallon bucket will be delivered to the front porch of the service address within 15 days of payment received and matched to the service address. The first pickup will happen at a customer-chosen location 1 or 2 weeks later, depending on the service level requested. An email reminder will be sent 36 hours before pickup.

A fresh bucket will be left with every bucket pickup at the same address. If the bucket is not out, our driver will call your phone number on record and ring or knock, but if we don't pick up a bucket, we won't leave a new one behind.

An email to is requested if the customer is not going to put out a bucket on any pickup day. Notice can be given at anytime prior to the pickup day. No credit will be given for canceled pickups.

A minimum prepayment equal to a month of service is required for set up and can be mailed to:

Collective Resource, Inc
838 Brown Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202.

A 5-gallon bucket will be delivered to the front porch of the service address within 15 days of payment received and matched to the service address.

Customers can change service levels or locations monthly by the 20th day of the prior month.

If the bucket is lost a $10 replacement fee is required.

Customers can cancel Basic Service at anytime, but no refund will be given for remaining portion of billing period. Collective Resource will make a final pickup and no new bucket will be left. All containers belong to CRI. Customers are required to wait 3 months before signing up for service again.

Add-on services are available. See Deluxe rates and services above.

Basic Compost Pickup Service Pricing

Weekly pickup, 1 bucket: 

Monthly - $27

Quarterly - $78

Annually - $302.50 Best Value!

Biweekly pickup, 1 bucket:

Monthly - $20.50

Quarterly - $58.50

Annually - $227.00 Best Value!

Additional Basic Service Pricing and Options:

2 Buckets Weekly at one location

Monthly - $43.33
Quarterly - $130.00
Annually - $504

3 Buckets Weekly at one location

Monthly - $52
Quarterly - $156.00
Annually - $605

32 Gallon Compost Totes (Equal to 6 Buckets - Great for Condo Associations, multi-unit buildings and businesses.)

Weekly at one location

Monthly - $95.33
Quarterly - $286
Annually - $1,110

Biweekly (Every other week)

Monthly - $47.67
Quarterly - $143.00
Annually - $555

Click here to see rates for multiple totes or more frequent pickups.