Current Projects

Freedom Trails Food-Waste Reduction Initiative

Here at Freedom Trails we have one goal in mind; giving back to the environment and helping to take care of and preserve the beauty around all of us, that is why we have developed the FT Food-Waste Reduction Initiative.

The idea is very basic, by working with local businesses, restaurants and grocery stores we develop a collection system of their compostable food waste. This is a no brainer choice to make as a business, by letting us provide a bin, doing very little work to only fill it up with compostable food waste we will come collect it regularly and there will be a reduction in the amount of garbage produced by the establishment, and you can honestly tell your customers that you are making an effort to have a positive impact on the environment, we will even vouch for you!

Why is this a big deal? According to the EPA in 2010 alone there was over 33 million TONS of food that ended up in landfills, which is equivalent to half a pound of food per person thrown away per day for that year. We are hoping to be able to take a bite out of that enormous number to help reduce what ends up in those landfills.

Our program is different from anything else currently offered in the Chicagoland area. We are a federally recognized non profit organization and because of that at the end of the day any profits for our company are reinvested into helping to make our communities better, stronger, and more involved in local environmental conservation efforts. Right now all of the money we receive for the service is being used to create our own Illinois EPA permitted composting facility. We hope to develop one of the only food waste processing facilities in Illinois using worms.

If you are interested in supporting our program by signing up for our food waste collection service please check out our compost pricing page to learn more!

Freedom trails is currently looking to partner with organizations and businesses to provide a non-meat or dairy food waste collection service, or any donations to help us with the establishment of this unique, brand-new initiative. If you are interested in learning more about the project, eligibility or getting involved feel free to contact us at or make a tax deductible donation through paypal here on our website.


Food Waste Processing Facility

We are trying to partner with a local city in northern Illinois to develop the first food waste processing facility using worms. Through your support with signing up for our collection service or your donations we can work faster to get our permit and start processing the food waste into nutrient rich castings!


The Learn About Worms Program

Freedom Trails Incorporated is a federally recognized 501(c)3 not for profit corporation, part of that commitment from us being non profit is that we provide educational outreach about the things that we do and the things we are passionate about as an organization, that is where the Learn About Worms Program comes into play.

If you are interested in teaching your children, business, or random group of people about the benefits of worms, vermiculture, or composting as a way to help take care of the environment reach out to us and we will come do a presentation about the benefits of worms and their impact on the world we live in.

We are very flexible and are more than happy to tailor our presentation to whatever audience is interested in listening to us talk. Please reach out to us via our contact us page or give us a call at 773-220-0376.



We are always looking for additional new and exciting projects, please get in touch with us if you have any project ideas. We are interested in every single project no matter the size!