ABOUT US

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.

 

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Meet The Team

John Lardner

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 is the owner of ADBI Enterprises located in Glenview, Illinois. He 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. He is part owner of Glen Mill Plaza located on Central and Milwaukee, 1 mile East of the Patriot Acres site. His responsibility will be coordinating with elected officials, financing, and day-to day management.

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BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

Environmentally Friendly

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
consumption.

RESOURCES

COMMENTS REGARDING FALSE CLAIMS

COMMENTS ON COMPARISON TO NU ORGANICS

ECONOMIC APPRAISAL

We were recently notified of false information that may have arose from misunderstanding. Here, you can find some resources that may answer questions or concerns that you may have. If you would like any other resources regarding our business or have other questions, please feel free to contact us!

COMMUNITY LETTER

FEATURE IN MIKE NOWAK SHOW

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

AMERICAM PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION  STATEMENT

LINK TO TERRAPLENISH PRODUCT

TRAFFIC STUDY

 

Mailing Address:

611 Milwaukee Ave, Suite 185

Glenview, IL 60025

847-226-0906

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