Try composting! Just as your rooftop solar cuts greenhouse gas emissions, so does composting your food scraps. When organic (once living) material gets thrown in a landfill, it decomposes without oxygen releasing the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide. Composting prevents these emissions and creates a nutritious soil amendment.
Backyard Composting: This is a great option for those with backyard space. Buy or build your own bin and start composting with your fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, and yard waste. Learn more here.
Pick-Up Services: The Chicago region has a growing number of companies that will pick up your organic waste at your doorstep or ally. Check out some of our local services below.
The Urban Canopy
(photo: recycle by city)
-Article by Gwen Casey