Mission Statement

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.

Board of Directors

2024 -2025 Board Members

Benjamin Krumstok, Composting Partners-Executive Director

Amy Bartucci, Administrative Coordinator


Elizabeth Bosarge, University of Illinois Chicago

Josh Connell, Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Mike DiMucci, Garden Prairie Organics

Lisa Disbrow, WM

Liam Donnelly, WasteNot Compost

Laura Gale, St Louis Composting

Kila Harwick, Green Soils Management


Erlene Howard, Collective Resource Compost, IFSCC Treasurer

Stephanie Katsaros, Bright Beat

Liz Kunkle, Illinois Environmental Council, Go Green Winnetka

Spencer LaBelle, SCS Engineers

John Lardner, JPL Environmental Engineering, IFSCC Chair

Kay McKeen, SCARCE

Charlie Murphy, Midwest Compost

Jen Nelson, Seven Generations Ahead

Merleanne Rampale, SWALCO


Consider joining IFSCC partners & members on an active committee to support initiatives, improve services and expand marketability of finished compost.

Joining a committee is an opportunity to build relationships in your sector of interest and move the marker on food scrap diversion across the state while simultaneously strengthening your connection to the overall composting industry in Illinois.

The IFSCC is the sponsoring organization of the U.S. Composting Council-Illinois Chapter


COLLABORATION SPOTLIGHT – Wasted Food Action Alliance

The Wasted Food Action Alliance (WFAA) aims to develop a working strategy and action platform that makes Illinois a leader in reducing wasted food through collaboration, education, and policy.

IFSCC members drive the strategic direction and facilitation of the group.

Inclusivity and Equity at the IFSCC

IFSCC continues – as a coalition of individuals, businesses, and organizations – to drive the diversion of food scraps from landfills and into a growing compost infrastructure in Illinois, we believe that the emergent issues of 2020 require action to combat COVID-19 and racial injustice as a critical part of the comprehensive solution leading to a more sustainable and just future for all.

IFSCC would like to help raise awareness, while committing to ongoing collaboration towards positive change that addresses the issues faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in relation to compost programs and accessibility.

We recognize that a sustainable future cannot and will not exist without first achieving racial and social justice for BIPOC, including acknowledging the contributions of our minority partners to this movement, and inviting increased involvement.

We invite you to share your composting stories with aim to elevate BIPOC voices. These stories will be included in a blog or social media post to keep these critical conversations a part of the movement toward environmental and social justice. Please email us at illinoiscomposts@gmail.com.


The IFSCC joins the work of other related groups, taking a collective impact approach to solving local problems related to waste management and reducing wasted food. Following are a few key organizations with which IFSCC collaborates:

  • Chicago Sustainability Task Force
  • Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association
  • Illinois Recycling Association
  • Illinois Restaurant Association
  • Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
  • One Earth Film Festival
  • Wasted Food Action Alliance

Strategic Plan

Annual Reports

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