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WHAT YOU DO:

1. Keep the 5-gallon bucket that we provide near your kitchen. Add your veggie scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds, spoiled fruit and other compostables

2. When it's time to swap out the bucket, leave it by your back door, front stoop, or alley. We'll collect it and leave you a fresh one. :-)

3. Your food scraps head to one of several local Chicago farms who perform the actual composting! 

Compost Club REWARDS! For every 10 stops, members can choose from one of these rewards:
A) Worm castings for your plants (2lb bag)
B) $5 coupon to use for Urban Canopy farm produce at local farmers markets
C) $5 gift card to a local restaurant that composts through the Compost Club
D) OR Compost Club members can donate their reward back to the Urban Canopy efforts.

Click here for the Compost Club service area

WEEKLY: $35 / Month   BIWEEKLY: $25 / Month   MONTHLY: $15 / Month

If and when you conclude using the service, please help us get our materials back to us during your last month of service. This will prevent our buckets from ending up in the landfill.


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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 (through vermi-composting) to generate healthy soil and nutrients to grow more local food.

Compost Club is a crucial part of the Urban Canopy's mission to prove that Urban Agricultural and local food work can be a healthy, self-sustaining, business endeavor. If you'd like more information, please email compostclub@theurbancanopy.org. We also have a few quick reference documents you can download and read here:


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SIGN UP

Are you ready to join Compost Club? Click the button below and fill out the form for at-home pickups. It will give us all the info we need to get you started.

Sign up by August 22nd 3PM to be added to the service in September 2018! We will contact you around the 15th of the month (August) with details on your initiation day. 

If you wish to inquire about the service please email compostclub@theurbancanopy.org or call 872-444-6764 with any questions. 

Please note! If you sign up for residential pickup service, you cannot drop off at farmers markets. Both of these billing systems are separate and independent of each other.


COMPOST DROP-OFF

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Visit us at our Farmers Markets where you can get your first bucket and drop it off when it gets full -- $5 dollars for your first bucket and $5 per swap. Check out our Farmers Market page or email markets@theurbancanopy.org for more info on market schedules, locations and to see if bucket swaps are available or only bucket drop offs.

Please note that if you bring your own bucket or container, it must hermetically seal and you will likely not see the container again.

At the moment, we do not accept drop offs at our farm. 

*Please note! If you sign up for residential pickup service, you cannot drop off at farmers markets. If you do drop offs at markets, we cannot do at home pickups, unless you sign up for that service. Both of these billing systems are separate and independent of each other.*