Biosolids Distribution Program
This visual example of biosolids can help you decide how much you will need for your landscape project.
Biosolids, a byproduct of the process of wastewater purification at the Wastewater Treatment Center, is highly recommended for use in flower beds, lawns, shrubs, hedges, and other landscaping. The biosolids are stockpiled for one to two years and then pulverized to provide a product that is easily incorporated into the soil.
The high organic content of biosolids enhances soil workability and water retention capacity. The substantial nutrient content will help supply plant needs for nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
The District delivers biosolids free of charge in quantities from starting at three cubic yards to much larger quantities. We usually deliver March through November, weather permitting. Our biosolids delivery area boundaries, where the minimum order must be 3 cubic yards, are I-55 on the south, Roosevelt Road on the north, Route 83 on the east, and Naper Boulevard on the west. If you are located outside these boundaries, please give us a call at 630-969-0664 to explore additional delivery options. We will deliver biosolids to reasonable distances outside the Biosolids Delivery Area at higher minimum quantities, starting at 6 cubic yards.
Smaller quantities can be picked up at the District’s biosolids pickup station on Curtiss Street near Katrine Avenue (west of Belmont Road). This pickup station is operated in conjunction with a Village of Downers Grove pickup facility for mulch, which can also be used for landscaping. The station is open for pickup of either biosolids or wood chips every day of the year from dawn to dusk, Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Residents are welcome to take the amounts they need using their own transport and containers.
This public distribution program not only provides a quality soil conditioning product, but also offers a cost-effective biosolids disposal alternative for the District and its residents. We urge you to utilize biosolids in your landscaping projects.
To schedule a delivery, call the District office during business hours at (630) 969-0664 or fill our our request form below.
Biosolids Delivery Request Form
Biosolids Brochure Biosolids Handbook
Customers requesting delivery of large quantities (over 25 cubic yards) are asked to fill out our Biosolids Information Sheet.