Composting in Chicago, Ordinance No. 7-28-715

Jurisdiction Name: Chicago
State/Province: IL
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 2,695,598
Population Range: 1 million or more
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2007
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: compost, composting, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

Chicago City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Department of Streets and Sanitation
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

This ordinance allows small-scale compost operations at homes with specific requirements on size, odor, pest control, mixing, moisture level, sewage restrictions, and operational provisions. It requires a permit for operations larger than a specific size as outlined by the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1