We Compost

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Commercial Vendors

  • Advanced Disposal
    Service area: northern Cook County
    advanceddisposal.com

  • Collective Resource
    Service area: East of Interstate 94/41 from Lake Forest to Hyde Park
    collectiveresource.us

  • Green Dirt Compost 
    Service area: Chicagoland and northern Illinois
    greendirtcompost.com

  • Lakeshore Recycling Systems
    Service area: Chicago and near north suburbs
    lrsrecycles.com

  • Midwest Material Management Compost
    Service area: Chicago and surrounding suburbs
    mwcompanies.com

  • Organix Recycling
    Service area: All Illinois
    organixrecycling.com

  • Prairie Land Disposal
    Service area: McHenry County, Lake County, northern Kane County, northwestern Cook County
    prairielanddisposal.com

  • Republic Services
    Service area: City of Chicago, east of Harlem Avenue
    republicservices.com

  • Resource Center
    Service area: Chicagoland - Western Spring at the west; Evanston at the north; Southern border of Chicago
    resourcecenterchicago.org

  • Roy Strom
    Service Area: Chicago, West Cook County, Western DuPage County
    roystrom.com

  • The Ground Rules / Social Ecologies 
    Service Area: City of Chicago - downtown, near north, near south and near west side
  • Waste Management
    Service Area: Chicago and the surrounding suburbs 
    wm.com

  • WasteNot Compost
    Service Area: Chicago only - downtown, west, and north neighborhoods
    wastenotcompost.com

 

Residential Vendors

  • Collective Resource
    Service area: Chicago and North Suburbs, Pilsen to Northbrook to Lake Bluff
    collectiveresource.us

  • Healthy Soil Compost LLC
    Service Area: Belmont to 63rd and Western to the Lake
    healthysoilcompost.com

  • The Ground Rules / Social Ecologies 
    Only for residential buildings with 6 or more tenants
    Service Area: City of Chicago - downtown, near north, near south and near west side
    socialecologies.net

     

  • Urban Canopy
    theurbancanopy.org/compost-club

  • WasteNot Compost
    Service Area: Chicago only - downtown, west, and north neighborhoods
    wastenotcompost.com

We would like to commend the following We Compost partner businesses for participating in a commercial compost program and being a leader in moving us towards a more sustainable world. Please show these businesses your support!

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

 

Gold Level Partner

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

Businesses that do not generate pre consumer food scraps are able to achieve Gold level status if they compost all food scraps on their premises and promote food waste reduction, food scrap diversion and composting to all staff members.

 

Back of the Yards Coffee Co.

2059 W 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60609

(312) 487-2233

backoftheyardscoffee.com

Backlot Coffee
2006 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
847-226-9912
backlotcoffee.com

BrightBeat
Chicago, IL
(312) 317-5754
http://www.brightbeat.com

 

Chaos Brew Club
2417 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 273-9430
chaosbrewclub.net
*Founding Partner*

Christopher B Burke Engineering Ltd.
9575 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 823-0500

cbbel.com

DIRTT
325 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(224) 277-1727
dirtt.net

Green RU
  2255 Little Wall Lake Rd.
  Blairsburg, IA 50034

(855)-788-3733

greenru.org

Greenheart International
712 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 944-2544
greenheart.org

Hostelling International Chicago
 24 E. Congress Pkwy.
 Chicago, IL 60605
 (312) 360-0300
 hiusa.org

Kings Bowl
5505 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 233-0099
kingsbowlamerica.com

 

Larkspur 
 333 N. Oakley Blvd. Suite 111
Chicago, IL 60612
312-226-5567
 larkspurchicago.com

 

 

Les Fleurs
131 North Clinton
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 463-1111
frenchmarketchicago.com/vendor/les_fleurs

MB Financial Park
5501 Park Pl.
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 349-5008
rosemont.com/mbfinancialpark

Meeting Tomorrow
1802 W Berteau Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
(877) 633-8866
meetingtomorrow.com

Q Center
1405 N 5th Ave
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-3100
qcenter.com
*Founding Partner*

Seven Generations Ahead
1049 Lake St., Suite 200
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 660-9909
sevengenerationsahead.org

The Chopping Block
 4747 N Lincoln Avenue
 Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 472-6700
thechoppingblock.com

Twisted Scissors Little Sister
3046 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 227-1077
Twistedscissorschicago.com

 

Venue SIX10 at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 322-1725
http://venuesix10.com/

 

Webb deVlam
1032 W Fulton Market St.
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 575-0700
webbdevlam.com
*Founding Partner*

Wise Apple
2939 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(815) 661-6320
getwiseapple.com

 

 

 

Silver Level Partner

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


American Hotel Register Company
 100 S Milwaukee Ave.
 Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(800) 323-5686

americanhotel.com

 


Antique Coach and Carriage
1410 N Orleans St. 
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-1349
antiquecoach-carriage.com
*Founding Partner*

 

Blue Man Group
3133 N. Halsted Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-5996
blueman.com
*Founding Partner*

Dental Professionals of Evanston
500 Davis St., Suite 601
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 492-3492
dentalprofofevanston.com
*Founding Partner*

 

 

Earth Friendly Products
111 S. Rohlwing Rd
 Addison, IL 60101
(630) 595-1900
ecos.com

 

Easel Art Studio
1911 Milwaukee Ave. 
 Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 630-1720
easelartstudio.com

 

Environmental Law and Policy Center
35 E. Wacker Dr.
 Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 673-6500
 elpc.org

 

 


Faith In Place
70 E. Lake St. Suite 920
 Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 733-4640
 faithinplace.org

Google Chicago 
 20 W Kinzie Street #900
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 531-7683

 

 

 


Goose Island Beer Company 
1800 West Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 226-1119
gooseisland.com

 

Greenhouse Loft 
2546 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(312) 733-5762
www.greenhouseloft.com

 

Molex Incorporated
2222 Wellington Ct
Lilse, IL 60532
(630) 969-4550
molex.com

 

Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC)
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(847) 492-3492
nrdc.org
*Founding Partner*

Packed Produce Inc.
1501 S. Blue Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 735-5048
packedproduce.com
*Founding Partner*

 

Rhine Hall Distillery
2010 W Fulton St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 243-4313
rhinehall.com
*Founding Partner*

The Homestead
1625 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-3300
thehomestead.net
*Founding Partner*

 

US Foods
9399 West Higgins Road Suite 500
Rosemont, IL 60018

(847) 720-8000

 usfoods.com

Walgreens
635 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60048
(847) 864-8120
*Founding Partner*

Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club/Illinois Environmental Council
70 E. Lake, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601
(217) 544-5954
ilenviro.org

 

Zebra Technologies
3 Overlook Point
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(877) 369-4883
zebra.com

 

71 South Wacker
71 South Wacker Drive
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 849-5500
irvinecompanyoffice.com

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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