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...

Sustaining Partner Spotlight: Lake County Illinois Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Project

IFSC is grateful for the support and active participation of the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO), a Gold Sustaining Partner. During a recent general body meeting, Pete Adrian, SWALCO Recycling Coordinator, provided an overview of a relevant grant awarded to...

How an Illinois Student Took Local Composting Advocacy Online

Composting for All Seven Generations Ahead (SGA), an IFSC Platinum Partner, manages a youth environmental advocacy program, It’s Our Future (IOF). Students learn media and leadership skills to become effective environmental leaders who tackle climate issues and...