Where to buy finished compost

 

Where can you find and purchase Illinois manufactured compost?

The IFSCC is proud to share this resource to help you connect with our members. Retail outlets listed below sell their compost in bags, bulk, or both! Please remember to check the store or reseller information. 

Scroll down to see the Compost Sales Map in order to easily search for stores and other outlets in your area. Please contact sites directly if you would like to learn any additional information about specific products or if you would like to arrange for large quantity purchases.

If you do not see a compost processor or retail outlet that markets USCC-STA Certified compost (US Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance) on our map, please let them know about the IFSCC. We’d love to grow our membership and at the same time increase markets for the sale of our favorite thing: compost!

This map shows IFSCC member composters and manufactureres.

The Red icons are IFSCC Members that sell directly from their site.

The Green icons are retail locations.

Click on the icon to learn more.

Gold Level IFSCC Members

Midwest Organics Recycling
29353 N Darrell Rd, McHenry, IL 60051
(312) 550-2464
email: contactus@compostmatters.com
Product name: Organimix

  • Certification:  USCC STA and OMRI Listed
  • Compost sold directly at Midwest Organics Recycling, and Organimix brand compost is also sold at retail locations:
    • Whole Foods – select Midwest locations
    • Country Bumpkin in Mundelein, IL
    • Red’s Garden Center in Northbrook, IL
    • Hinsdale Nurseries Inc. in Willowbrook, IL

Whole Earth Compost, LLC
2000 E 122nd St, Chicago, IL 60633
(312) 288-9842

Denise Macias – dmacias@jlwtrucking.co

  • Compost sold directly through Whole Earth Compost, LLC
  • Bulk deliveries available

Silver Level IFSCC Members

Midwest Compost, LLC
1320 Spaulding Rd, Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 931-2900

1195 W. Washington St., West Chicago, IL 60185
630.876.8900

  • Compost sold directly through Midwest Compost LLC
  • Online ordering:  YES – and delivery

St. Louis Composting (multiple compost facility locations)
39 Old Elam Avenue, Valley Park, MO 63088
(636) 861-3344
Belleville, IL
email: info@stlcomposting.com
Product name: Missouri Botanical Garden Black Gold

  • Compost sold directly through St. Louis Composting
  • Online ordering: stlcompost.com 
  • Certification: US Composting Council – STA Certified

The Urban Canopy
2550 S Leavitt St, Chicago, 60608

  • Compost sold from Chicago office
  • Online ordering:  YES

Organization Level IFSCC Members

Garden Prairie Organics
11887 US Route 20, Garden Prairie, IL 61038
Phone: (815) 597-1318 

  • Compost sold directly through Garden Prairie Organics
  • Online ordering:  YES
  • Certification:  OMRI
  • Other places to purchase: 

Green Soils Management
32W007 IL Rt 72, East Dundee, IL 60018
Contact: Kila Harwick
Phone: 847-636-7508
Email: kharwick@greensoilsmanagement.com

  • Compost sold directly through Green Soils Management
  • Certification: US Composting Council – STA Certified
  • Pick Up, Delivery and Bulk Sales options are available
  • Online Ordering: Not available at this time

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
    6001 W Pershing Rd, Cicero, IL 60804
    Phone: (708) 588-4068

    • Compost biosolids
    • Residential distribution program on hold
    • Product Name: EQ Compost

        Waste Management, Inc

        • Compost sold directly through Waste Management

        To see all Illinois compost processors, view our map:  Composting Facilities of Illinois

        USCC-STA

        The US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program (‘STA’) is a compost testing, labeling and information disclosure program to provide the information needed to get the maximum benefit from the use of compost. The program was created in 2000 and is the consensus of many of the leading compost research scientists in the United States.
        https://www.compostingcouncil.org/page/BuyCompost

        Find Illinois STA Certified compost

        OMRI

        Organics Material Review Institute (OMRI) supports organic integrity by developing clear information and guidance about materials, so that producers know which products are appropriate for USDA certified organic operations. OMRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides an independent review of products, such as fertilizers, pest controls, livestock health care products, and numerous other inputs that are intended for use in certified organic production and processing. When companies apply, OMRI reviews their products against the organic standards. Acceptable products appear on the OMRI Products List© or OMRI Canada Products List©. OMRI also provides technical support and training for professionals in the organic industry.
        https://www.omri.org/