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

SCARCE Growin Green Garden Market
May 1

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW):
May 3-7

International Compost Awareness Week, May 3-7: Virtual Lunch & Learn 12-1pm each weekday

Join us each day as we follow the composting cycle through this year’s them: “Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat” featuring experts from Collective Resource Compost, Growing Home, Midwest Compost, Midwest Organics recycling, MWRD, SGA, SAVOR…Chicago, Something’s Brewing, USCC, and more. 

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.

SCARCE to Host Growin’ Green Garden Market on May 1

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!

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.

2021 Illinois Food Scrap Coalition Supporting Members

 

Platinum Partner ($3,000+)

Gold Partners ($1,000)

Silver Partners ($500)