Our residential composting service provides door-to-door pickup of food scraps and other compostable matter. We provide a 5-gallon bucket to your family and then weekly or biweekly pick up the food scraps and take them to a commercial compost site. We leave a clean bucket for you to continue your collection for the next pickup. Most households work with some kind of countertop container and then empty into the big bucket when needed. Some customers choose to keep the bucket outside with a brick or flower pot on top, or it can be put out on your pickup day.

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Put out your full compost bucket
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We will replace your compost bucket periodically
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Your compost will go to commercial facility
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You are on your path to saving the planet!

Commercial composting is different than yard composting. At a commercial site, you can compost anything that was once alive, including animal products and food-soiled paper. Click here for a complete list.

The size of your family helps determine the frequency of your pickup schedule. A family of four generally gets a weekly pickup, while a single person may only need a pickup every four weeks.

Weekly pickup is $10.50, biweekly is $15.50 and every four weeks is $20.50.

We ask for payment with each pickup, or you may pay in advance for as many pickups as works for you. We offer a 10% discount for one annual payment.

All we need to get you started is your home address, a daytime telephone number, and if you want weekly, biweekly or four-week service.

Start Composing at Home!

Fill out the form below to start the set up process, or request for more details. The set up takes only a few business days, so you can start collecting your food waste and other compostables right now!

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Are you a resident of Evanston or Skokie? *
Collective Resource Compost is the official composting partner for these two municipalities and offers slightly different service packages.
Would you like Winter Gap or year-round service? *
ⁱ Winter gap service is a winter compost program for those who need a cold-season option. You may be someone who uses their backyard composter or Evanston’s Yard Cart program most of the year, but need an option for the winter months.
Are you ready to begin service? *

Residential composting service information

Street address *
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How often would you like to have your container swapped? *
Please select one

Service fee: $42/month ($10.50/ pick up), or save 10% with an annual subscription

Service fee: $31/month ($15.50/ pick up), or save 10% with an annual subscription

Service fee: 20.50/month, or save 10% with an annual subscription

Service fee: $24/week

Upload a photo of a desired bucket location (optional but very helpful).
Maximum upload size: 1MB

More information about residential service for Chicagoland

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Residential composting service information for residents of Evanston and Skokie

How often would you like to have your container swapped? *

$27/month, $78/quarter, or $302.50/year - Best Value!

$20.50/month, $58.50/quarter, or $227/year - Best Value!

$95.33/month, $286/quarter, or $1,110/year - Best Value!

Upload a photo of a desired bucket location (optional but very helpful).
Maximum upload size: 1MB

Questions about residential service for Evanston/Skokie

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Winter Gap service for residents of Evanston

How often would you like to have your container swapped? *

Container dropoff week of 12/7/20 Last pickup week of 3/29/21: 1 bucket- $106, 2 buckets - $170

Container dropoff week of 12/7/20 Last pickup week of 3/29/21: 1 bucket- $82, 2 buckets - $114

Container dropoff week of 12/7/20 Last pickup week of 3/29/21: weekly - $362, biweekly - $186

Upload a photo of a desired bucket location (optional but very helpful).
Maximum upload size: 1MB

Questions about Winter Gap service in Evanston

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Service for a condo building

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One-time pickup

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Commercial volume composting services

Do you host events that might use compostable disposables? *
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Is your inquiry for multiple locations? *
Do you prepare food onsite? *
Do you host events that might use compostable disposables? *

Commercial composting service for restaurant, or other food related business

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Is your inquiry for multiple locations? *
Do you prepare food onsite? *
Do you use compostable disposables? *

Gift of compost subscription

Gift recipient's physical address *
Gift recipient's physical address
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Gift Subscription Levels

Compost Chicago pricing

Subscription Package *
Chicagoland Gift Subscription Level *
Evanston/Skokie Gift Subscription Level *
How should we expect payment? (Payment required before service can begin.) *

Zero waste event information

We are delighted that you'd like to create a zero waste event. Collective Resource will supply receptacles, offer guidance and haul away all your compostables.
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When will guests arrive? *
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When will guests leave? *
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What type of dishware and flatware will be used? *
How do you see your guests involved in composting? *

Zero Waste Specialist Speaker

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Service for Municipality

General inquiry

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OUR PICKUP AREA

SOME OF THE CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUBURBS WHERE YOU CAN ORDER COMPOSTING SERVICES

Bucktown, Edgewater, Humboldt Park, Andersonville, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Loop, North Park, Pilsen, Portage Park, Rogers Park, South Loop, Uptown, West Loop, Wicker Park, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Glencoe, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette,
Winnetka and more.

SEE A COMPLETE  LIST HERE

We’re adding more towns and neighborhoods to our pickup area.
Let us know if you’re interested in seeing us crop up where you live.

​"Between this (composting) and recycling, we're not quite at zero waste, but we're closer than we frankly imagined that we could be at this point in our lives - and we're really excited to be able to say that!"

- Clint Collins, Residential Composting Customer