Community Compost

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CompostABLE bucket in garden

Composting is a controlled, aerobic (oxygen-required) process that converts organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil amendment or mulch through natural decomposition. The end product is compost – a dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling material. Microorganisms feed on the materials added to the compost pile during the composting process. They use carbon and nitrogen to grow and reproduce, water to digest materials, and oxygen to breathe.

You can compost at home using food scraps from your kitchen and dry leaves and woody material from your yard.

For information about the Village's composting program, visit www.oak-park.us/compost.

Composting is a controlled, aerobic (oxygen-required) process that converts organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil amendment or mulch through natural decomposition. The end product is compost – a dark, crumbly, earthy-smelling material. Microorganisms feed on the materials added to the compost pile during the composting process. They use carbon and nitrogen to grow and reproduce, water to digest materials, and oxygen to breathe.

You can compost at home using food scraps from your kitchen and dry leaves and woody material from your yard.

For information about the Village's composting program, visit www.oak-park.us/compost.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    In 2023 the VIllage of Oak Park gathered feedback from the community about composting via a survey. Participants helped the Village understand top composting issues within the community.

    Click here to view results of the survey


    This survey has concluded

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