Landscape Waste Composting

Progressive thinking and technical expertise led Land and Lakes to become one of the first environmental services companies in Illinois to receive landscape waste recycling permits. Since that time, we became the state’s largest landscape waste compost operator in terms of volume of material taken in and customers served. Our state-of-the-art composting facilities have leaf, grass and brush composting capabilities.

Homeowners, municipalities, and business maintenance crews may haul landscape waste to our conveniently located composting facilities. Our sites are operated by quality, third-party operators who recycle and convert landscape waste into 100 percent organic and contaminant-free compost.

High quality compost is in high demand by landscapers and homeowners and is used in garden for potting and for beautification of city parks and highway vegetation projects. An outstanding soil amendment, compost reduces run-off and evaporation, helps control erosion, helps control weeds and enhances overall appearance of landscaping.

Given that landscape waste accounts for approximately 17 percent of the total waste generated by householder, combined with the fact that landfill space in Illinois is declining, the need for composting has escalated over the past several years. Composting reduces landscape waste to approximately one-third of its original volume.

To watch a short, fun, informative video on Land and Lakes composting operations courtesy of the Illinois Recycling Association, click here.