Building a robust food scrap recycling industry in illinois

The Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition (IFSCC) is a thriving not-for-profit organization advancing diversion and composting of all organics in Illinois through advocacy, program implementation, market and business development, policy, and outreach.

Upcoming Events

IFSCC General Body Meeting: February 6, 12:00-1:00 

Speaker Spotlight: Liz Rupel, Illinois Stewardship Alliance Lead Organizer and Liz Kunkle, IFSCC Policy Co-Chair

Join us for a discussion focusing on the IL General Assembly legislative session. Hear what soil health, food scrap- and compost-related legislation has been introduced, what’s on deck, and how you can support these bills – and how to propose your own! Email illinoiscomposts@gmail.com to request Zoom link to join us. All are always welcome at our monthly meetings.

Composting Pick-Up Services

Find haulers to pick up your food scraps

Buy Compost

Learn where to buy this healthy soil amendment

Composting Facilities

Explore an interactive map of compost sites

Restaurant + Municipality Toolkits

Learn how to start a compost program

IFSCC Blog

Read about IFSCC member events, accomplishments, programs, services and opportunities.

A Conversation with Chef Zak of Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen

Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen is an upscale-casual gastropub in Crystal Lake, IL that creates gourmet comfort foods utilizing sustainable ingredients from local farmers and producers. They believe food should not only be responsibly sourced, but also healthy for the...

UIC: Leaders in Moving us Towards a More Sustainable Region

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), IFSCC Member Organization and We Compost Silver Partner, currently collects food waste for composting at 5 locations on campus (Student Center East; Student Center West; UI Health Hospital; Isadore & Sadie Dorin Forum; and the...

Share your food scrap recycling story!

Let’s face it, we all have our own reasons for recycling food scraps and composting.  You do it for the planet, you do it for your job, you do it to save money, you do it to cut down on synthetic fertilizer, or because you cannot stand sending valuable nutrients to the landfill.  We all have our story.

Tell us why you recycle food scraps and share your latest composting news, upcoming events, achievements, goals set or met.  We’ll help you spread the word!

I recycle food scraps because...

Tell us why you recycle food scraps and share your latest composting news, upcoming events, achievements, goals set or met.  We’ll help you spread the word!

I recycle food scraps because...

Tell us why you recycle food scraps and share your latest composting news, upcoming events, achievements, goals set or met.  We’ll help you spread the word!

I recycle food scraps because...

Tell us why you recycle food scraps and share your latest composting news, upcoming events, achievements, goals set or met.  We’ll help you spread the word!

Composting Policy

There are many Illinois laws that encourage infrastructure and resource development, fostering growth in the composting industry. IFSCC supports these policies that promote composting and increase the diversion of food scrap from landfills.

2023 General Body Meeting Dates

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2022 Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition Supporting Members

 

Platinum Partner ($3,000+)

Gold Partners ($1,000)

Silver Partners ($500)