We Compost Municipalities

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

 Arlington 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

     Glen Ellyn

535 Duane St.

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

(630) 469-5000

Glenview

2500 East Lake Avenue

Glenview, Illinois 60026

(847) 724-1700

 

Greyslake

10 South Seymour Ave.

Grayslake, Illinois 60030

(847) 223-8515

  

Hawthorn Woods

2 Lagoon Drive

Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

(847) 438-5500

Highwood

17 Highwood Ave.

Highwood, IL 60040

(847) 432-1924

Island Lake

3720 Greenleaf Avenue

Island Lake, IL 60042

(847) 526-8764

 

     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

  

Riverwoods

300 Portwine Rd.

Riverwoods, IL 60015

(847) 945-3990

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 Compost Institutions

We would like to commend the following We Compost partner institutions 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 Partner

Gold Level Partner institutions demonstrate the highest level of commitment to food scrap diversion by composting both pre-consumer and post-consumer food scrap. These institutions 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 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.org

 


 

Silver Level Partner

Silver Level Partner institutions 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

 

 

 

 

 

Service Providers

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

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

  • Land & Lakes
    Service area: Chicago and the surrounding suburbs
    land-and-lakes.com

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

  • Organix Recycling
    Service area:
    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

 

Residential Vendors

We Compost Businesses

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.

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

 

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

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

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

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

Webb deVlam

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

Venue SIX10 at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

610 S. Michigan Ave. 

Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 322-1725

http://venuesix10.com/

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Wise Apple

2939 W. Grand, Chicago, IL 60622

(815) 661-6320

https://getwiseapple.com/

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Back of the Yards Coffee Co.

2059 W 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60609

(312) 487-2233

backoftheyardscoffee.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

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

cbbel.com

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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Easel Art Studio

1911 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 360-1720

www.easelartstudio.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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