The Patriot Acres, LLC will operate a state-of-the-practice organics recycling facility that is conveniently located to
serve the Metropolitan Area of Northeast Illinois. The facility will accept landscape trimmings, food scraps and selected organic discard materials for recycling into high quality compost. The convenient location, in close proximity to arterial roadways for generators of food scrap, will allow collection vendors to recycle this material in an economical manner compared to disposal at landfills. The compost will be marketed to landscape contractors, companies that blend and bag for retail sale, golf courses, municipalities, farmers, cemeteries, urban gardeners, greenhouses and other users within the horticulture and agriculture industries.
Meet The Team
John Lardner is a professional engineer with over 30 years of experience in the solid waste field of which the last 10 years have been focused on design and permitting of organic material compost facilities. He is a sole practitioner owner of JPL Environmental Engineering and has been recognized as a Certified Compost Systems Manager by the Solid Waste Association of North America. His responsibility for development of Patriot Acres, LLC will be to; complete the Special Use agreement with the unincorporated Cook County; lead the design and IEPA permit application work; coordinate the facility build-out; monitor construction activities; and serve as the project liaison and business manager.
Matthew L Smarjesse
Matthew L Smarjesse has previously worked on composting projects along with commercial, residential, and utility development. The most recent projects/ clients include USEPA, Exelon (ComEd), and self-owned developments. His responsibility will be coordinating with elected officials, financing, and day-to day management.
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Good will of the community
The philosophy that will drive our operation is to remain customer focused and maintain the good will of the community where we operate. Our business is very orderly, we first charge customers to accept their discarded organic materials, then process them into a high demand soil and landscaping product, and finally sell it to public and commercial customers. We keep this process as simple and error free as possible in order to produce quality compost, serve our customers, and maintain the good will of the community.
Improve our community by creating pro-environmental economic opportunity on underutilized land. Our vision reflects the important role we have in the product cycle for organic materials in which they are grown, distributed, sold, consumed and then recycled in order to create a complete circle of sustainable resource
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