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Curbside composting

No more brown bags and stickers for yard waste, including all food scraps and organics.

With the goal of decreasing the amount of organic waste sent to landfills, the Village of River Forest and Roy Strom Refuse Removal Service are offering a yard waste and food scrap compost program to residents.

How the Program Works

The program is offered on a voluntary, subscription basis. The subscription cost is $20.87 per month for a one year contract, which is about the cost of one yard waste sticker and bag per week. The program auto-renews until cancelled. Residents who sign up will receive a 64-gallon cart that is comparable in volume to two bags or containers of yard waste collected in the current program, along with an under-sink collection bucket.

Residents who sign-up before the 20th of the month will receive their compost container before the end of the month. Compost collection will begin the following month.

Collection Plan

Collection of organics is scheduled on the dates below and on each Tuesday in the Spring/Summer/Autumn months. Both yard waste and food scraps may be placed in the organics cart.

Winter 2020-2021 Compost Collection Dates

Tuesday, December 1st, 15th & 29th

Tuesday, January 5th & 19th   

Tuesday, February 2nd & 16th

Tuesday, March 2nd, 16th & 30th

To participate in the program, please complete a service request form or call 708-366-8500.  A fee of $20.87 per month will be added to your water bill when the program begins.