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The day to day experiences of a University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, Illinois

Free Compost and Wood Chips

Posted by Ron Wolford -

I received an email today from Jamie Zaplatosch, Education Projects Coordinator for Openlands with some great news for Chicago greening advocates. Land and Lakes is a company specializing in environmental and construction services and is offering free compost and wood chips for school and community greening projects

At the end of May, Land and Lakes is expanding to 122nd and Stoney Island as a large-scale composter and receiver of yard waste. They will be able to deliver (free of charge) their compost or wood chips in BULK deliveries (by semi-truck) in quantities of 25 - 30 cubic yards to community or school greening sites. They will not deliver smaller amounts, but compost can be picked up for $12.00 per yard.

The contact at Land & Lakes is Phil Donegan at 708-955-0458, if you are interested. Remember they will only deliver large quantities of at least 25-30 cubic yards
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Too bad we can't get together and have a big batch dropped off to a local spot andhave all schools share. This basic deliver is huge!
by Janet S on Sunday 5/15/2011