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AXIOS: How to Improve Chicago Composting

By Monica Eng

October 27, 2021

Today we launch The Fix, a feature spotlighting possible solutions to big Chicago problems.


State of play: Chicago already has private composting services that pick up buckets of food scraps from homes, but they cost at least $15 a month for monthly pick ups and most are for individual homes.


The fix: Block Bins, which "allows residents to share bins and create their own community drop-off points to deposit food scraps," founder Dane Christiansen tells Axios.

  • "And proprietary software aids in route planning, making collection more efficient and thus reducing costs both to the environment and subscribers...They can be placed near homes, in alleys and in building lobbies."


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