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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

 
 
 

What about bad smells and animal issues?

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This is a common concern when initially setting up a food scrap program. There are simple solutions to this issue.
  1. Increase the frequency of compost pickup.
  2. Place collection containers in a fridge or freezer until pick up if space allows.
  3. Build a fence around compost, recycling, and trash containers to minimize smell and deter pests. 
  4. Use tightly sealed containers and lock them to keep pests away.
  5. Fill compost toters ¾ full and fill the remaining space with paper or cardboard to dampen smell and absorb liquid.