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.
International Compost Awareness Week
May 3-7, 12-1pm each weekday
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Join us each day as we follow the composting cycle through this year’s them:
Theresa Johnston, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Fred Daniels, Growing Home
Susan Casey, Seven Generations Ahead
Jenny Futterman, Go Green Highland Park
Jen Nelson, Seven Generations Ahead
Liz Kunkle, Collective Resource Compost
Doug Bradley, SAVOR…Chicago
Andy Klink, Midwest Organics Recycling
Friday: Ask the Experts
Ginny Black, United States Composting Council
Dr. Paul Walker, Illinois State University
Erlene Howard, Collective Resource Compost
Charlie Murphy, Midwest Compost
Read about IFSC member events, accomplishments, programs, services and opportunities.
The University of Illinois Extension Cook County and The Plant Chicago have a goal to divert 5 tons of compostable material at their Earth Week Community Compost Collection on Saturday, April 24th from 9 am to 2 pm. Households are invited to drop off yard, garden, and...
SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education) will host its annual kick-off to the growing season, the Growin’ Green Garden Market, on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the organization’s NEW location, 800 S Rohlwing Rd...
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!
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.