Andersonville, you are officially invited to participate in a first of its kind community compost pilot program.
In Chicago over 30% of our waste could be diverted through composting. Many large cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, and now New York have set forth initiatives to start citywide composting in order to reduce the overfilling of landfills, cut methane gas pollution, and support area agriculture.
eco-Andersonville is partnering with Better Bag, the Chicago Resource Center, and Loyola University Chicago to offer this unique service at an affordable price to the entire neighborhood. Over the next month they will be working to sign up as many residents and businesses as possible to take advantage of this program. Their goal being to set the model and provide the data needed to eventually roll out compost collection city wide. The more people and the more businesses we sign up the more affordable they can make this program.
To start off the program all residents within the boundaries of Lawrence, Ravenswood, Broadway, Ridge and Peterson will be able to receive a 5 gallon collection bucket at $3.00 per pick-up.
Andersonville Businesses can receive collection beginning at $15.00 per tote pick-up, with ample opportunity for lower prices as more businesses choose to participate. Businesses can choose between 32 gallon, 60 gallon, and 96 gallon totes at no extra charge.
The plan to implement a pilot program for composting in Andersonville will start September 30th.
Once you have registered, you are encouraged towill be able to sign up for one-on-one training or group demonstrations that will be held throughout Andersonville.
Below are a list of valuable resources:
Click here to see if you are eligible to participate.
Interested in the City of Chicago’s composting ordinance, check it out here.
Learn more about bokashi composting here.
Learn more about Chicago’s Sustainable Backyards Program here.