Time is running out to participate in composting pilot program.
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- Casey Cora
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Update: Turns out, "Last Chance" is a bit of a misnomer here. Although the program begins April 2, residents can continue to sign up after that. Just call village waste manager Karen Rozmus at (708) 358-5707 to sign up. Eligible residents include the roughly 1,300 South Oak Park households from Harlem Avenue to East Avenue, and from the Eisenhower Expressway to Roosevelt Road. If you're a south Oak Parker looking to cut down on the amount of waste you send to landfills, it's time to check out the village's composting pilot program. Here's how it will work: Residents who want to sign up for the program, which will make its test run April 2 through November 30, will pay $12 per month. Officials say that's less than the cost of one yardwaste…
Optional program supplies residents with bags, buckets and a bin.
Oak Park is launching a pilot, voluntary food composting program along one garbage collection route in South Oak Park this spring. The effort, officials say, aims to minimize the amount of organic waste sent to landfills. "Oak Park currently diverts about 38 percent of its solid waste from landfills through recycling and yardwaste collection efforts," Oak Park solid waste manager Karen Rozmus said in a news release. "This pilot program will help us determine if we can increase the diversion rate significantly by adding food scraps to the organic mix sent to a commercial composting facility." Here's how it will work: Residents who want to sign up for the program, which will make its test run April 2 through November 30, will pay $12 per …