Residents can drop off kitchen waste to be composted and pick up a bucket of finished compost. Please BYOB (bring your own bucket). Finished compost is first come, first served. At the event, you can win a grow bag, pick up free plant starts donated by Gotham Greens, learn more about how to compost, see a worm bin in action, talk to an Illinois Extension Master Gardener or Compost Ambassador, and more. The Urban Canopy will haul all collected food scraps to a composting facility.
Help us reach our goal of collecting 1 ton of compostable food scraps at this one-day-only event.
No yard waste will be accepted at this year’s event.
Location: Homewood Village Hall, 2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
If you have questions or need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Sarah Batka.
To learn more about Illinois Extension’s composting efforts visit the Cook County Composting Initiative webpage.