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Community Compost Collection Series

Join us for our first event on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT.

Location: 'The Firehouse' at Plant Chicago, 4459 South Marshfield Avenue. Chicago, IL 60609 (1 block West of Ashland)

University of Illinois Extension in Cook County and Plant Chicago have teamed up for EARTH WEEK to keep compostables out of the landfill. Bring us 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
  • Please do not bring products containing oil, dressings, dairy, meat, or bones! No branches over 2” in diameter!
  • This event is BYOB - Bring your own Bucket (up to 5 gallons) to take home finished compost.

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

If you have questions about this event please contact Sarah at 217-300-8636 or