With the goal of decreasing the amount of organic refuse sent to landfills, the Village offers food scrap composting services to residents throughout the community. The cost is $14 per month, which is about the same as recycling one bag of yard waste per week under the current Village yard waste program that does not accept food scraps.
Participants receive a special 96-gallon mobile cart for organics, an under-sink collection bucket and a box of compostable bags for food scraps.
Subscribers who use the organics cart for their yard waste and food scraps will not have to purchase yard waste stickers for grass clippings placed into the organics cart.
Residents who maintain backyard compost piles or who mulch grass clippings are urged to investigate sharing organics carts and costs with neighbors.
Nearly 500 households currently participate in the pilot composting collection program.
For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.