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Community Compost Collection Series

Join us for our third community composting event on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT.

Location: Maywood Park District 921 S 9th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153

University of Illinois Extension in Cook County, Maywood Park District, Quinn Center, and Real Foods Collective have teamed up during Maywood Village Pride, Village Wide 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.

Details

  • 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 Maywood event, please contact Gemini Bhalsod at gbhalsod@illinois.edu or (847) 201-4176.

Our Next Community Compost Collection Events are: 

If your organization or municipality would like to partner to bring a composting event to your community, please contact Kathryn Pereira at kpereira@illinois.edu or 773-233-2900.