In April 2019, Village Council tasked staff with exploring options for implementing a Village-wide composting program for residents. At that time, multiple vendors were contacted. Each vendor has their own pricing structure and service levels, as well as porch/backdoor pick-up services. Vendors also provide their own 5-gallon buckets and lids to residents.

If residents choose to work with a composting vendor, customer service and billing are separate from Village refuse collection services. Each vendor offers the ability to sign up via their website and make payments online.

Optional vendors are listed below. As a previous vendor does not service the Winnetka area as of May 2020, Village staff will be looking to add an additional vendor to replace that company as a potential option. 

Collective Resource Compost

Collective Resource Compost is a woman-owned, Evanston-based food scrap hauling company that makes composting easy and has been servicing Winnetka schools, residents, and events since 2012. The company focuses on education and personalized customer service with pickup options that will meet every customer’s needs.


WasteNot is Chicago’s first and only zero-emissions compost collection service. WasteNot provides members with the easiest and cleanest way to go green by making their collections with 100% electric vans. They offer weekly service, including a clean bucket swap and the option to receive "finished" compost on scheduled distribution days.