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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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Pumpkin Smash!

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Are you ready for the annual Pumpkin Smash on November 4th?  

This will be the fourth year of greening Halloween by providing a drop-off for composting pumpkins.  Collective effort has diverted over 90 tons of pumpkins from landfills!  Thank you for helping it grow in your communities.

Registration & Guide

Site registration is open and an updated guide is online. Page 2 of the guide outlines the steps to get an event organized.  

*Important Procedure Note

There is no permitting required but sites do need a note from their municipality stating they are allowed to collect pumpkins for composting at your location on the date/time. 

Contact SCARCE  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630.545-9710 with any questions.