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Compost Yields Healthy Crops

which promotes increased water retention and nutrient absorption for plant growth. Compost also provides a feedstock for essential microorganisms in the soil that aid plants and roots.

Utilizing Food Scraps in Compost

returns a nutrient rich soil amendment back to the earth and diverts roughly 30% of waste volumes sent to landfill annually in Illinois. 

Integrating Food Scraps Through Collection

drives demand from the bottom up, creating broader diversion opportunities for food scrap generators and haulers.

Wasting 40% of Food Supply

increases the need for more production of food crops. If efficiencies can be found in this system, the same amount of food can find its way to feed more people.

Restaurant Composting

 

Business/Institutional Composting

 
 
 

Residential Composting

 
 
 

We would like to commend the following We Compost partner municipalities for participating in a commercial compost program and being a leader in moving us towards a more sustainable world.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust.

 

 

Municipal Partners

These municipalities demonstrate commitment to food scrap diversion by providing curbside commercial composting for their residents. These institutions may additionally endeavor to analyze supply vs. waste and modify procedures to reduce food waste by providing education, removing barriers to composting, and encouraging making composting as normal as waste and recycling!

Arlington Heights

33 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlighton Heights, IL 60005
(847) 368-5000

Bannockburn

2275 Telegraph Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015
(847) 945-6080

Barrington

200 S. Hough Street
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 304-3400

Deer Park

23680 W Cuba Road
Deer Park, IL 60010
(847) 726-1648

Evanston

2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 448-4311

Glen Ellyn

535 Duane St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-5000

Glenview

2500 East Lake Avenue
Glenview, Illinois 60026
(847) 724-1700

Grayslake

10 South Seymour Ave.
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
(847) 223-8515

Gurnee

325 N. O'Plaine
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 599-7500

Hawthorn Woods

2 Lagoon Drive
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
(847) 438-5500

Highland Park

1707 St. John's Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-7730

Highwood

17 Highwood Ave.
Highwood, IL 60040
(847) 432-1924

Island Lake

3720 Greenleaf Avenue
Island Lake, IL 60042
(847) 526-8764

Kildeer

21911 Quentin Road
Kildeer, IL 60047
(847) 438-6000

Lake Barrington

23860 N. Old Barrington Rd.
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-6010

Lake Bluff

40 E. Center Ave.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 234-0774

Mill Creek

39W250 Herrington Blvd 
Geneva, IL
(224) 828-2081

Mundelein

  440 E. Crystal Street 
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 949-3200

Naperville

400 S. Eagle St.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-6111

North Barrington

111 Old Barrington Road
North Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-6000

Oak Park

123 Madison St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-6400

Oswego

100 Parkers Mill 
Oswego, IL 60543 
(630) 554-3618

Port Barrington

69 S. Circle Avenue
Port Barrington, IL 60010-1001
(847) 639-7595

River Forest

400 Park Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-8500

Riverside

27 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-2700

Riverwoods

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015
(847) 945-3990

Round Lake Beach

1937 N. Municipal Way
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
(847) 946-2351

Tower Lakes

400 N IL Route 59
Tower Lakes, IL 60010
(847) 526-0488

Volo

500 S. Fish Lake Road
Volo, IL 60073
(847) 740-6982

Wheaton

303 W. Wesley St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 260-2000

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to commend the following We Compost partner institutions and organizations for participating in a commercial compost program and being a leader in moving us towards a more sustainable world.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust.

 

 

Gold Level Partners

Gold Level Partner institutions and organizations demonstrate the highest level of commitment to food scrap diversion by composting both pre-consumer and post-consumer food scrap. These institutions and organizations compost all kitchen trimmings during food preparation AND compost leftover plate scraps after a dish is served to students, faculty, staff, or guests. These institutions and organizations may additionally endeavor to analyze supply vs. waste and modify procedures to reduce food waste by ordering less or differently.

 

 


Field Museum
 1400 S Lake Shore Dr.
 Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-9410
fieldmuseum.org  

 

 

 

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
848 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 386-1324
oprffoodpantry.org

Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S Maple Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 383-9300
roph.org
Founding Partner

 

St. Matthews Episcopal Church
2120 Lincoln St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 869-4850
stmatthewsevanston.org

     

 

The Refectory
Lutheran School of Theology

1100 E. 55th St.
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 256-0702
lstc.edu

Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-1330
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The Lake County Sheriff's Adult Correctional Facility
Waukegan, IL 60085
 

     

 


 

Silver Level Partner

Silver Level Partner institutions and organizations demonstrate a significant commitment to food scrap diversion by either composting pre-consumer or post-consumer food scrap. These institutions compost kitchen trimmings during food preparation OR compost leftover plate scraps after a dish is served to students, faculty, staff, or guests. Attaining Silver Level certification is a step in the process toward Gold Level certification.

 

Euclid Avenue Methodist Church
405 S Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(773) 344-7172
euclidavenueumc.org

         

 

Fermilab
Wilson and Kirk Roads
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 840-3575
fnal.gov

                

Northern Illinois Food Bank
  273 Dearborn Court
    Geneva, IL 60134
     (630) 443-6910
 solvehungertoday.org

             

John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lakeshore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438
sheddaquarium.org

 

 

 

 

 

There are a variety of companies that offer food scrap collection services in Illinois. Are you a hauler or composter that should be on this list? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be included in the list. 

See also BioCycle's FindAComposter.com, and again, let us know if you're aware of composters that should be added to that list, and we'll pass on the information.

Please like the IFSC Facebook page at facebook.com/IllinoisFoodScrapCoalition. Thank you for your support.

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