Pumpkins and Pickleball

Pumpkins and Pickleball

Over twelve years ago, before Collective Resource Compost was born, Evanston had this program for repurposing 65-gallon garbage cans that had been made holey by squirrels. By taking off the wheels, drilling more holes into them and stenciling compost on the sides, they transformed them into compost bins. I had one of these in my […]

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PFAS Contamination Prevention

PFAS Contamination Prevention

Thank you to our customer Sasha (whose official title is Sasha Adkins, PhD, MPH, Advanced Lecturer in Environmental Health at the School of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago) for educating us on the PFAS problem and alerting us to this news article from Massachusetts that prompted us to take more action on this problem. PFAS […]

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Block Parties and Reclaiming the Street

Block Parties and Reclaiming the Street

Block parties are so fun. I have nothing but happy associations with them. When I was growing up in a cul-de-sac in the northwest Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove, we had really memorable 4th of July block parties. And the block that I raised my daughters on in Evanston was another great place. I knew […]

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2022 Spring Finished Compost Gift-Back

2022 Spring Finished Compost Gift-Back

We are offering free finished compost to the customers who helped make it! Collective Resource Compost customers can claim up to 10 gallons of finished compost as our gift to you. You can also purchase additional compost for $5/5 gallons (cash or check only). We’re able to do this, with the help of The Talking […]

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Faith Communities Leading The Way

Faith Communities Leading The Way

I’ve been thinking about faith communities a lot lately. This is the first year that we have been participating in Faith in Place’s Indoor Winter Farmers Markets. Faith in Place is a great organization that supports the environmental efforts of faith communities in Illinois. Their stated mission is “to empower Illinois people of all faiths […]

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