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Compost Yields Healthy Crops

which promotes increased water retention and nutrient absorption for plant growth. Compost also provides a feedstock for essential microorganisms in the soil that aid plants and roots.

Utilizing Food Scraps in Compost

returns a nutrient rich soil amendment back to the earth and diverts roughly 30% of waste volumes sent to landfill annually in Illinois. 

Integrating Food Scraps Through Collection

drives demand from the bottom up, creating broader diversion opportunities for food scrap generators and haulers.

Wasting 40% of Food Supply

increases the need for more production of food crops. If efficiencies can be found in this system, the same amount of food can find its way to feed more people.

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Business/Institutional Composting


Residential Composting


Last Forum in Bloomington

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The last Illinois Food Scrap Composting Challenges and Solutions Forums for Illinois will be held in Bloomington this Wedneday. We are asking businesses that generate lots of food scraps (restaurants, hotels, hospitals and more), haulers, compost facilities, and users of finished compost (landscapers, municipal governments, etc.) to be a part of setting the direction for food scrap composting in Illinois.

There will be presentations with research on policies, programs, and best practices across the country that promote food scrap composting across sectors and highlights on current initiatives in the Chicago metro area. Breakout groups will also be created to discuss current barriers and challenges related to advancing food scrap composting in Illinois, and recommendations for moving forward. 

Funded by a grant from DCEO. Sponsored by the IL Food Scrap Coalition.

Register for the forum.