The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition is a thriving organization with a membership base that includes a wide spectrum of stakeholders from community and government organizations, businesses, schools, institutions, service providers, compost processors, and individuals throughout the state.

Since its founding in 2012, the Coalition has realized many significant and impactful accomplishments and our work has grown substantially. In order to accomplish our initiatives and take food scrap composting to the next level in Illinois, we depend on the support of our members and partners.

Join your fellow stakeholders by becoming a SUPPORTING MEMBER or a SUSTAINING PARTNER, which will not only further the impact of this group’s initiatives, but also provide valuable exposure for you and your organization. Annual memberships run on a calendar year.

Are you a renewing partner or member?  If your details have changed, please fill out the membership form with your updated information.  Otherwise, you can skip to step 3 below.

If you would like an invoice for your membership, please email admin(at)sevengenerationsahead(dot)org 

Become a 2020 Supporting Member

1. Review the benefits of being an IFSC member!
2. First, please complete this brief Membership form.
3. Next, use the menu below to select your contribution level.
4. Lastly, click the Subscribe button to pay online.

Member Levels

Become a 2020 Sustaining Partner

1. Review the increased benefits of being a sustaining partner (sponsor)!
2. First, please complete this brief Partnership form.
3. Next, use the menu below to select your level of sponsorship.
4. Lastly, click the Subscribe button to pay online.

Partner Levels

Are you signed up for auto renewal?  If so and you want to opt out, follow these steps…

1. Click the Settings cog next to “Log out.”

2. Click the Payments tab, then click Manage automatic payments under “Automatic payments.”

3. Select the payment you’d like to cancel, then click Cancel.

Highlighted Work of Our Members

We amplify our community’s success.  If you are an individual or organizational member of IFSC, you can submit information about residential or commercial composting, food donation, outreach, education, or other types of events and milestones via our accomplishments form. This information will be used to create blog posts, social media posts, presentations, or other relevant materials to showcase the composting activities throughout our state. Please see the form for further information, or contact the Communications and Outreach Committee.

The Plant Chicago's closed loop system tour

Lakeshore Recycling Facility, Chicago tour

Gary Cuneen, IFSC board member & SGA founder speaking at an IFSC forum in Cantigny

2020 Illinois Food Scrap Coalition Supporting Members


Platinum Partner ($3,000+)

Gold Partners ($1,000)

Silver Partners ($500)

Organization Members

71 South Wacker Drive LLC

Beyond Hunger

BioBag Americas, Inc.

Bright Beat

Brown & Green Environmental Services, Inc.

Compost Supply

Composting Partners

Cook County Department of Environmental Control

Delta Institute

DK Organics

Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen

Eco Products


Green Soils, L.L.C.

Healthy Soil Compost, LLC

Illinois County Solid Waste Management Association

Kane County

Land and Lakes/National Solid Waste Management Association

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Midwest Grows Green

Midwest Materials Management

Mindful Waste

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Organix Recycling

Save Our Soil Composting Solutions

The GardenWorks Project

University of Illinois at Chicago

Vegware US

Village of Oak Park

Waste Management

Will County Resource Recovery & Energy Division

Individual Members

Rachel Allen
All Organics Recycling LLC

Kimberly Bell

Elizabeth Bosarge
Illinois Food Scrap Coalition

Kate Caldwell
Nature Preserve

Dane Christianson
Block Bins

Amy DeLorenzo

Pat Dieckhoff
McHenry Co. Green Drinks Committee

Jordan Francisco
CEO of The Learning Botanist, Greenest Regions Corp Emeritus

Kat Gerdts

Victoria Harris

Tyler Horstman
Trader Joe’s

Ben Killman

Chris Kious
Kane County Board

Jen Lucas

Garrett Lapsys
Komptech Americas LLC

John Lardner
JPL Environmental Engineering

Matt McNabb
McNabb Broders Composting

Steven Schilling
Deigan & Associates LLC

Joy Scrogum
Illinois Sustainability Technology Center

Daniel Sheline
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Adult Correctional Facility

Jason Sherman

Araceli Solano

Mark Teegen
Teegen Compost Services

Agency liaisons

James Jennings
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Julie Schilf
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5