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Compost Pickup Services - Chicago 2021

You don't need a yard to compost in Chicago, that's what compost services are for! 

Basically, there are two kinds of compost services that residents can subscribe to at home: shared neighborhood compost bins and door-to-door services.  Both provide high convenience for a reasonable cost, most start at about $10 per month.   

Door-to-door services generally provide 5-gallon buckets with tight-fitting lids to hold your food scraps. Costs will vary depending upon how frequently you need pickup.   

Community compost bins involve much larger bins that are placed in a publically accessible location and locked. Once you subscribe to a specific bin, you're given the lock combination. The number of households and the size of the amount of compost collected will determine the cost.   

All of the composting companies below take a wide range of food scraps, including meat and bones. 

The following compost companies service the Chicago area: 

Block Bins  
type of service: community bins
service area: map
website: blockbins.com

Collective Resource Compost
type of service: community bins & 5-gallon pails
service area: map
website: collectiveresource.us

Resource Center    
type of service: community bins
locations: throughout Chicago
website: theresourcecenterchicago.org

Urban Canopy (and Healthy Soil Compost have merged!)
type of service:  5-gallon pail
service area: map
website: theurbancanopy.org/compost-club

WasteNot Compost
Chicago's only zero-emissions compost service
type of service:  5-gallon pail
service area: map
website:  wastenotcompost.com

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