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As residents of Cook County, we call one of the top pumpkin producing states home. Many of these pumpkins are carved and discarded once fall festivities cease. Help reduce the associated food waste in landfills by participating in a pumpkin composting event near you. To maintain healthy compost, please remove candles/wax/stickers before composting.
*Some events require residency to participate*
For more details on events near you:
-City of Elgin: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. located at 250 N. Grove Ave. Will stop collecting when container is full
-City of Elmhurst: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Public Works Garage at 985 S. Riverside Drive
-City of Evanston: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Morton Civic Center located at 2100 Ridge Ave.
-Village of Flossmoor: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 am – 1pm at the Coyote Run Golf Course, 800 Kedzie Ave. Will stop collecting when container is full.
–Village of Glencoe: Nov. 1 & 2 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Public Works Department located at 380 Old Green Bay Rd.
-Village of Hoffman Estates: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Public Works Department located at 2305 Pembroke Ave.
-Village of La Grange Park: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Public Works Department located at 937 Barnsdale Rd.
–Village of Mount Prospect: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Public Works Department located at 1700 Central Rd.
-City of Park Ridge: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Public Works Department located at 400 Busse Hwy
–Village of Skokie: Sunday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market located near 5127 Oakton St.
–Village of Tinley Park: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 – 11 a.m. located at 8125 W 171st St. in the Park District’s parking lot
-Village of Western Springs: Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 1500 Walker St.
–Village of Wilmette: Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Village Hall located at 1200 Wilmette Ave.
-Village of Winnetka: Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Public Works Yard at 1390 Willow Rd.
Don’t see your village listed? Use the Scarce Locator Tool (Link) to locate additional events.
A Message from the President
I believe that Cook County should be a world-class model of sustainability. We are working not only to boost sustainability practices throughout County government, but also to join forces with local governments, nonprofits and business, to accomplish more than we could separately in making each of Cook County’s communities sustainable. To further this work, I appointed Deborah Stone as the County’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, and as Director of the Department of Environmental Control. I also recognize that Cook County needs to share ideas and collaborate with a diverse group of community leaders and sustainability experts. In March 2012, I appointed the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council to help lift our vision higher and give us access to best practices. You can meet the Council members and read more about their mission in the “Advisory Council” section of this website. Toni Preckwinkle,Cook County Board President
What is Sustainability?
" Ensuring that there is enough for today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."Deborah StoneChief Sustainability Officer, Cook County Government
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