What is it: Chicago's only zero-emissions composting service.
How it works: Upon sign-up, customers are given a 5-gallon bucket for collecting food scraps, clumps of hair, paper towels and other compostable waste (you can view a full list here). Then, on your scheduled pickup day—either weekly or biweekly, depending on the plan you select—folks from the WasteNot team arrive in an electric van to fetch your full bin and replace it with a new, clean one.
Cost: $10 per pick-up/$40 per month for weekly service, $12 per pick-up/$24 per month for biweekly service. Multi-unit composting plans are also available upon request.
Neighborhoods served: Rogers Park south to McKinley Park, with additional service areas around Hyde Park and the northern suburbs. No service in your area? You can request expansion to your neighborhood via an online form.