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Community Compost Collection with UI Extension & the Plant Chicago

April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

U of I Extension Cook County and Plant Chicago have teamed up for EARTH WEEK to keep compostables out of the landfill. Households are invited to drop off your yard/garden/kitchen waste to be composted and pick up a bucket of finished compost for your garden!

Help us reach our goal of collecting 5 tons of compostable material at this one day only event. Please bring us your grass clippings, leaves, landscape waste and kitchen scraps: eggshells, vegetable skins, and stems are welcome but please no products containing oil, dressings, dairy, meat or bones! Also please avoid bringing sticks and branches that are greater than 2 inches in diameter.

BYOB – Bring your own Bucket (up to 5 gal) to take home finished compost.

Social distancing and face coverings required to participate in this FREE event. Finished compost is first come first served.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-compost-collection-with-university-of-illinois-extension-tickets-143319152443.

If you have questions about this event please contact Sarah at 217-300-8636 or sbatka@illinois.edu. Please click here to review Plant Chicago’s COVID-19 policies.


April 24, 2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Plant Chicago
4459 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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