SWALCO & Collaborators “Dig In” with first actions steps of a Pilot Project to Promote Compost Use and Divert Food Scraps

By Merleanne Rampale, SWALCO In August, 2020, SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Illinois) was awarded a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction pilot project grant from the USDA and NRCS. The primary goal of the grant is to assist local government with...

2020 Community Pumpkin Composting Efforts a Smashing Success despite Pandemic

As highlighted in a previous post, following Halloween each year, several communities in Illinois host pumpkin collection events to ensure holiday decorations are composted rather than being sent to landfill. Collectively these events are known as the Pumpkin Smash...

Sustaining Partner Spotlight: St. Louis Composting

St. Louis Composting is a Silver Sustaining Partner of IFSC, and the company participates in both the IFSC social equity and market development committees. They also support the We Compost program in the southwest IL region. St. Louis Composting, which has been in...

Communities ‘Green Halloween’ at Annual Pumpkin Smash Events

IFSC is grateful for the support and active participation of SCARCE, a Gold Sustaining Partner. SCARCE initiated its first Pumpkin Smash composting event in 2014. The following post describes these efforts and will hopefully inspire you to compost your seasonal...