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Community Compost Collection Series

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Event Date(s)
Forest Blvd and Liberty Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466

Community Compost Collection Series

Join us for our third event on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Location: Parking lot at Forest Blvd and Liberty Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466

University of Illinois Extension in Cook County and Village of Park Forest have teamed up to keep compostables out of the landfill. Drop off your yard/garden/kitchen waste to be composted and stay for free giveaways.

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!

Social distancing and face coverings required to participate in this FREE event. 

If you have questions about the Park Forest event please contact Margaret Burns Westmeyer at or 708-679-6889

Upcoming Community Compost Collection Events are scheduled: 

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