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Full Time positions

Illinois Farm to School Network Coordinator

Seven Generations Ahead (SGA) is seeking to hire a full-time Illinois Farm to School Network Coordinator to build upon SGA’s body of farm to school work and work collaboratively across the state to advance farm to school goals. Working closely with SGA’s Farm to School Program Manager, the position will include developing and facilitating the Illinois Farm to School Network, advancing relevant statewide policies, building involvement from state agencies and a diverse array of farm to school stakeholders, and driving increased farm to school participation among schools, early childhood education centers, and other child nutrition programs – with an emphasis on those most in need - across Illinois.  Please visit SGA's website but details on how to apply https://sevengenerationsahead.org/images/about/join-sga-team/SGA-IFSN_Coordinator_-_Job_Description_2019.pdf

 

Driver / Compost collector

It takes a GREAT Team to do the work of Collective Resource, Inc. Collective Resource, Inc. has a full time driver / compost collector position open. Benefits include Holiday Pay, Health Insurance, and Paid Time Off. CRI is a growing woman-owned company based in Evanston with many opportunities for more responsibilities. CRI collects all food waste and compostable products from homes, businesses, and institutions and take them to a commercial composting site.  Please visit their website for details on how to apply https://collectiveresource.us/join-our-team/

 

Part Time positions

There are no open positions at this time

 

Internships

There are no open positions at this time

 

The following resources are meant for use by local governments interested in implementing special collections (e.g. pumpkin collections), curbside composting services, or other programs.

Pumpkin Collection Guide

Significant progress has been made in our state to facilitate collections of food scraps for composting. Illinois House Bill 437 – Organic Composting drop offs was signed into law by Governor Rauner in July 2015 allowing temporary and permanent sites to collect organics for composting. Thanks to this success, pumpkin collection can continue with the support of the Illinois government.

Why compost pumpkins?

  • They are full of nutrients that are good for the soil
  • They are 90% water.
  • Most of the pumpkins processed in the United States are grown in Illinois – keep the water and nutrients here!
  • Landfills are the 3rd largest producers of methane gas.  
This Pumpkin Collection Guide was created by SCARCE to help city administrators organize and hold a one-day pumpkin collection event after Halloween to collect Jack-o-Lanterns from residents. Contact SCARCE to get involved at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-545-9710.
 
Topics touched on in the Pumpkin Collection Guide include:
  • Event Coordination: Approval, Haulers, Pick-up
  • Promotion
  • Staffing & Volunteers
  • Day of the Event
  • Event Follow Up
  • IEPA Guidelines
  • Pumpkin Facts

Additional materials can be downloaded here: Full-page Flyer, Half-page Flyer, Mini Trick-or-Treat Flyers

Community Pumpkin Collections in Illinois

Please see this list of communitites participating on November 5th, 2016, on SCARCE's website.

Download this list of IL Communities which have hosted pumpkin collections in the past. If your community is interested in starting a new pumpkin collection, you might consider reaching out to nearby communities that have already done one for advice or lessons learned. Or perhaps you could combine your efforts with a neighboring town for efficiency.

This list will be updates at least once per year, in November, though revisions may take place more frequently based on suggestions received. Send suggested revisions to illinoiscomposts(at)gmail.com.

Curbside Collection Resources

Curbside Composting = Food Recycling. This post from the IFSC blog highlights the residential composting program in Glen Ellyn, IL, a community in DuPage County. 

 

 

Significant progress has been made in our state to facilitate collections of food scraps for composting. Illinois House Bill 437 – Organic Composting drop offs was signed into law by Governor Rauner on July 10th allowing temporary and permanent sites to collect organics for composting. Thanks to this success, pumpkin collection can continue with the support of the Illinois government.

Why compost pumpkins?

  • They are full of nutrients that are good for the soil
  • They are 90% water.
  • Most of the pumpkins processed in the United States are grown in Illinois – keep the water and nutrients here!
  • Landfills are the 3rd largest producers of methane gas.  
This Pumpkin Collection Guide was created to help city administrators organize and hold a one-day pumpkin collection event after Halloween to collect Jack-o-Lanterns from residents. The guide also includes:
  • Intro letter Mini-fliers (8/sheet)
  • Half sheet & full sheet sample fliers
  • Pumpkin Factsheet
  • IEPA permit application
  • IEPA Conditions for One-Day Pumpkin collection events

Topics touched on in the Pumpkin Collection Guide include:

  • Event Coordination: Permits, Haulers, Pick-up
  • Promotion
  • Staffing & Volunteers
  • Day of the Event
  • Event Follow Up

Download the Pumpkin Collection Guide, a collection of documents created by SCARCE in facilitating one-day pumpkin collection for the County of Dupage. 

IFSC would like to be a source for all events related to food scraps. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have additional events to add. 

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