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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Westmont Compost Program

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 11, 2023

2023-04-10 Compost Only Graphic

In conjunction with services provided by Waste Management, Westmont has a residential compost and yard waste collection program that operates annually from April through mid-December. Compost and yard waste materials can be placed in the same collection container. Following are some of the program details.

COMPOST COLLECTION PROGRAM 

  • Residents can purchase and utilize their own 32-gallon container with a lid to serve as the receptacle for their composting and/or lawn waste materials.  Each resident-provided compost/yard waste container requires (1) yard waste sticker for each pick-up and must not weigh more than 45 lbs.  
  • Residents may rent a 64-gallon or 96-gallon wheeled organics toter from WM.  Rented toters do not require a sticker and can be used for both composting materials and yard waste
  • Please contact WM directly regarding the fee for the organics toter

ACCEPTED COMPOST MATERIALS
Following is a list of items that are accepted in the compost collection program:

  • Lawn waste
  • Fruits & vegetables - includes unpainted holiday pumpkins
  • Leftovers/kitchen scraps - includes coffee grounds, tea bags & filters
  • Breads, grains, pasta & cereal
  • Meat, poultry, seafood - includes shells & bones
  • Dairy solids & eggs - includes egg shells; NOTE: liquids are NOT accepted
  • Food-soiled paper products - includes paper towels, plates, napkins, egg cartons, pizza boxes
  • Newspaper can be used to wrap compostables; NOTE: compostable & biodegradable plastic bags are NOT accepted

Contact Waste Management directly for current information regarding program details and costs. For more information and to sign up for the Compost/Yard Waste Collection Program, contact Waste Management at wm.com or call 1-800-964-8988.


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