Building a robust food scrap recycling industry in illinois

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

Upcoming Events

IFSC General Body Meeting: November 7, 12:00-1:00

The Illinois Materials Management Advisory Report (2021), Summary (2022), and Next Steps (2023 and beyond)

Liz Kunkle, IFSC Board and Committee co-chair, Collective Resource Compost, Go Green Winnetka
James Jennings, Manager, Waste Reduction and Compliance Section, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Walter Willis, Executive Director, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County

IFSC Member Appreciation Event at Duke’s Alehouse & Kitchen: Oct 27, 4:00 – 7:00 PM RSVP HERE

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

IFSC Blog

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

A Smashed Pumpkin is Better Than a Rotted One

By Liz Kunkle, Founder of Go Green Winnetka, IFSC Board Member and Committee Co-Chair   Pumpkin collection events, or “Smashes,” are spreading throughout Chicagoland and beyond! Learn why, where, when, and how to compost your pumpkins rather than send them to...

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 Legislation

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

2022 General Body Meeting dates

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2022 Illinois Food Scrap Coalition Supporting Members

 

Platinum Partner ($3,000+)

Gold Partners ($1,000)

Silver Partners ($500)