We’ve all heard about the staggering amount of stuff that ends up in landfills. Let’s lighten that load!
Instead of throwing your food scraps into the trash, join the Compost Club and we will compost those scraps for you.
We now compost events! Scroll down for more info.
WHAT YOU DO:
Keep the 5-gallon bucket (that we provide!) near your kitchen. Add your veggie scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds, spoiled fruit – all your uncooked food scraps except meat. When it's time to swap out the bucket, leave it by your back door, front stoop, or alley, and we'll collect it and leave you a fresh one. Your food scraps head to one of several local Chicago farms who perform the actual composting!
For every 10 buckets of scraps collected, members can choose from one of three rewards: a bucket of finished compost for gardening; a $5 coupon to use for Urban Canopy farm produce at local farmers markets; a $5 gift to a local restaurant that uses composting; or, Compost Club members can donate their reward back to the Urban Canopy efforts.
WHAT WE DO:
We provide you with a bucket and lid, and use your food scraps back at the farm. We use worms to digest your food scraps (vermi-composting) to generate healthy soil and nutrients for community & school gardens, our farm, or we can share the compost for your own plants!
If you'd like more information, please fill out the form below. We also have a few quick reference documents you can download and read here:
I'd like to compost!
If you wish to inquire about the service please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you want to join Compost Club please fill out this form and we'll be in touch with you shortly.
COMPOST CLUB NOW OFFERS THE OPTION OF COMPOSTING AT EVENTS!
- We supply, deliver, and set up large containers the day of, or within 1-2 days of, your event. These containers look like standard, large trash bins and are equipped with compostable liners.
- Compostable/non compostable items will be labeled on laminated sheets of paper and taped to the lids of the containers, making it obvious to guests how to distribute waste.
- When the event has concluded, we pick up the containers and compost the organic waste at our own farm sites or deliver it to one of our partner farms on the South Side of Chicago.
If you’d like more information or would like to sign up for this service, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you soon! Note: prices will vary based on the size and location of your event.
We also have a few quick reference documents that you can download and read here: