Compost is Life

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: to provide an environmentally-sustainable model of community composting and organic recycling for Chicago residents. We serve as a significant component in the local ecosystem—we are decomposers and energy regenerators.

Our Story

HSC came into existence to provide a community solution for organic materials going to waste in a landfill. Starting in 2015, with the interest from a couple of Chicago neighbors, founder Jonathan Scheffel started collecting food-scraps on his bicycle while working with a local vermicompost farm to transform the material back into agricultural-grade compost for urban farm development. HSC is about realizing the potential within materials and the value of closed-loop economic designs. We exist to provide a useful service and economic opportunity to our community and we are creative in our attempt at sustainability and environmental stewardship.

See Us in Action

Start Composting

We provide all the materials you need to start composting and reducing the load headed to landfills every day. Our flexible pick-up services work with your schedule.






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