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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.

Restaurant Composting

 

Business/Institutional Composting

 
 
 

Residential Composting

 
 
 

Does food scrap collection work in the winter?

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Food scrap composting does work in the winter months, but some hauling companies ask for special considerations to be made in the winter to avoid food scraps from freezing inside the containers.
 
Some hauling companies prefer to use biodegradable liners, as food scraps typically stick to containers, making it difficult for the hauler to extract the material from the collection bin.
 
In addition, plastic containers are easier for the food waste to slide out in cold weather, but in most cases they cost more than steel containers. Paper waste also works as a bulking agent and absorbs water in food waste to assist in easier extraction during cold months as well.