Ready to dive into composting? WasteNot Compost, a local composting service, gave Hey Chicago the rundown.
It's when that organic material is put back into the soil as a natural fertilizer.
When food and plants are lumped in with other landfill materials, they rot and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
How can you compost?
A lot of ways.
🪱 Vermicomposting, aka small worm bins
🌿 Outdoors with a compost bin or pile
♻️ Collection services and drop-off sites
While the city doesn’t yet offer a composting service, it does collect yard waste from 311 calls. Just don’t put it out on the same day as your trash otherwise that too can get sent to landfill.
But Chicagoans do have other options.
We’re just scratching the surface about how to compost — learn more!
🎧 Want to know about human composting? State Rep. Kelly Cassidy is working to make the eco-friendly burial option legal in Illinois.