RESOURCE CENTER
Over 25 years of non-profit recycling and reuse.
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Urban Composting and Community Gardening

Resource Center assists community organizations and schools in recovering vacant lots for community use.  Residents have created flower and vegetable gardens, recreational open space for community festivals, children's gardens and nature walks on land that was previously a neighborhood eyesore.

COMPOSTING SITE: The composting facility formerly run by the Resource Center at our 70th Street yard is not currently in operation. We are actively seeking a new, larger site for windrow composting, to continue to create the rich organic material for which we have long been known.

COMPOST BINS: To encourage people to turn their interest in composting into action, we sell materials for making compost bins from recycled plastic lumber and worm bins from scrap wood. Such recycled plastic bins have become popular because they are durable, easy to assemble,

and made from recycled plastic. At Creative Reuse Warehouse we also have an assortment of scrap lumber that can be used to build compost bins, raised beds, cold frames and fences for gardens. NOTE: We no longer sell compost bin kits or assembled bins, only the materials from which you can make bins.


Sustenance Compost

Due to the suspension of our 70th Street composting operation, we are unable to sell finished compost at this time. Please check back for updates as we proceed to find a new site for composting.

  • Sustains our region by keeping organic material out of landfills, and is produced locally from local material

  • Sustains our soil by returning nutrients, and is ideal for Chicagoland gardens and landscapes

  • Sustains our city's wise use of resources, and financially supports programs that wisely use our local resources

Compost is a beneficial amendment to sandy or clay, light or heavy soils.  It provides the organic matter to make any soil an alive growing environment.  One-half to three inches of compost once or twice a year is essential.  Sustenance compost contains no chemical additives thereby eliminating any soil "burn" due to overuse.


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