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.

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Speaker Spotlight: Monday, December 4th at Noon

Hear from IFSCC’s Silver Member The Urban Canopy, a Chicagoland business working to create a more sustainable, nutritious and equitable local food cycle. Learn powerful lessons about how Urban Canopy is growing their food scrap collection service and turning valuable nutrients into compost. Don’t miss our spotlight on their two-acre farm in the Englewood neighborhood, food rescue efforts, and successful strategies that create a healthier food system for all: One bucket at a time.

Composting Pick-Up Services

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Composting Facilities

Explore an interactive map of compost sites

Restaurant + Municipality Toolkits

Learn how to start a compost program

Composting Policy

IFSCC supports policies that advance diversion and composting of all organics in Illinois. Click on the link below to see a list of all enacted or pending legislation relating to the diversion and/or composting of food scraps and all organics in the state.

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

Starting a composting program in your multi-unit building

Author:  Dianarose Fraum Blivaiss, Education Committee On August 2, 2023 Senator Dick Durbin spoke to a full house at the Food Tank and White House summit Empowering Eaters: Access, Affordability, and Healthy Choices, Chicago. Addressing food waste, he stated,  "the...

2023 Illinois Food Scrap & Composting Coalition Supporting Members


Platinum Member ($3,000+)

Gold Members ($1,000)

Silver Members ($500)

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County is a Silver Sustaining Parnter