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New Master Composters: Pick Up Worms

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hello Master Composters(MCs),

I will use the code MC in the subject line when I email you about MC opportunities. Volunteer opportunities and other information will also be posted in the Master Composter blog.

I am writing to remind you that additional worms and "Worms Eat My Garbage" books will be available tomorrow at the Master Gardener Monthly Meeting. MG Monthly meetings happen on the last Tuesday of every month (except Dec.) You are all welcome to join us for each meeting. If you just want to stop by and pick up your stuff tomorrow that is fine. We meet in the Community Room at Garfield Park Conservatory (GPC) at 6:30 p.m. I will be at GPC from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. If you have trouble finding me please give me a call on my cell at 708-567-6101. We start off with a potluck dinner. If you plan to stay for dinner please bring a dessert.

The books were sold to us at the cost of $10.00 which includes shipping. Please bring exact cash ($10) if possible.


Composting Ordinance

In June 2007, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance regulating small-scale compost operations, such as those founding residential backyards. Small-scale compost operations, as defined by the ordinance, are exempt from Chicago Department of Environment permit requirements. The ordinance, however, requires that these compost operations are well-managed. Below, you will find the ordinance, Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation regulations pertaining to the ordinance, and the application for an expansion request as provided by the ordinance and regulations. Requests for size increase form should be sent to following:

Attn: Recycling Coordinator
Department of Streets and Sanitation
121 N. LaSalle, Room 700
Chicago, IL 60602

For more information on composting, please visit and click on "Recycling in Chicago".

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