The Compost Market Development Committee works to engage with diverse target audiences and teach the many benefits of compost. Increased purchase and use of quality composts manufactured in Illinois will drive demand for the expansion of composting infrastructure in the state and catalyze expanded food scrap diversion and composting opportunities. 


We close the loop on compost by raising awareness among potential buyers and organizing opportunities for companies and individual users and organizing opportunities for buyers to purchase compost made here in Illinois. We are working with farmers markets, environmental education groups, and plant sales to have rich, earthy, quality compost for sale!

Think of all the new value we are creating by diverting landscape waste and food scraps from landfill and making a rich soil amendment! As more and more landscapers, restaurants, and households divert their organics for composting, we’ll need more buyers and sellers of compost who take full advantage of this valuable product.

Compost users & buyers include, but are not limited to:

  • municipalities
  • school and park districts
  • public works and highway departments
  • landscapers and landscape architects
  • developers
  • homeowners

Committee Members

Committee Chair

Benjamin Krumstok, Composting Partners

Committee Members

Ryan Anderson, Midwest Grows Green/IMP Institute
Rich Blosser, St. Louis Composting
Jamie Brown, Eco Products
Albert Cox, MWRD
Mike DiMucci, Garden Prairie Organics
Kila Harwick, Green Soils Management
Steve Heeley, Our Sustainable Journey
Theresa Johnston, MWRD
Greg Kutschke, Midwest Companies
John Lardner, JPL Environmental Engineering
Charlie Murphy, Midwest Compost, LLC
Vytas Pabedinskas, Save Our Soils Compost
Helen Park, independent
Walter Willis, SWALCO


Third Tuesday of the month @ 9:00 am, via conference call

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the chairperson:

Benjamin Krumstok

Expand our database of sales outles by partcipating in these surveys: