The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition is a thriving organization with a membership base that includes a wide spectrum of stakeholders from community and government organizations, businesses, schools, institutions, service providers, compost processors, and individuals throughout the state.

Since its founding in 2012, the Coalition has realized many significant and impactful accomplishments and our work has grown substantially. In order to accomplish our initiatives and take food scrap composting to the next level in Illinois, we depend on the support of our members and partners.

Join your fellow stakeholders to enhance your work through our collective action.  Becoming a SUPPORTING MEMBER or a SUSTAINING PARTNER will provide valuable exposure for you and your organization and further the impact of IFSC’s initiatives.  Annual memberships run on a calendar year.

Are you a renewing partner or member?  If your details have changed, please fill out the membership form with your updated information.  Otherwise, you can skip to step 3 below.

If you would like an invoice for your membership, please email admin(at)sevengenerationsahead(dot)org with the name of your organization and level of membership you would like to join at.

Become a 2021 Supporting Member

1. Review the benefits of being an IFSC member!
2. First, please complete the Membership form.
3. Next, use the menu below to select your contribution level.
4. Lastly, click the Subscribe button to pay online.

Member Levels

Become a 2021 Sustaining Partner

1. Review the increased benefits of being a sustaining partner (sponsor)!
2. First, please complete the Partnership form.
3. Next, use the menu below to select your level of sponsorship.
4. Lastly, click the Subscribe button to pay online.

Partner Levels

Are you signed up for auto renewal?  If so and you want to opt out, follow these steps…

1. Click the Settings cog next to “Log out.”

2. Click the Payments tab, then click Manage automatic payments under “Automatic payments.”

3. Select the payment you’d like to cancel, then click Cancel.

Highlighted Work of Our Members

We amplify our member’s and community’s success.  IFSC members can share information about residential or commercial composting, food donation, outreach, education, or other types of events and achievements via our accomplishments form. We will share it via social media and presentations.

The Plant Chicago's closed loop system tour

Lakeshore Recycling Facility, Chicago tour

Gary Cuneen, IFSC board member & SGA founder speaking at an IFSC forum in Cantigny

2021 Illinois Food Scrap Coalition Supporting Members


Platinum Partner ($3,000+)

Gold Partners ($1,000)

Silver Partners ($500)

Organization Members

71 South Wacker Drive LLC

Beyond Hunger

Bright Beat

Brown & Green Environmental Services, Inc.

Cook County Department of Environmental Control

Composting Partners

Delta Institute

DK Organics

Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen

Garden Prairie Organics

Green Soils, L.L.C.

Healthy Soil Compost, LLC

Kane County

Land and Lakes/National Solid Waste Management Association

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Midwest Grows Green

Mindful Waste

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Novamont North America Inc

Plant Chicago

Save Our Soil Composting Solutions

The GardenWorks Project

University of Illinois at Chicago


WeCare Denali, LLC

Village of Oak Park

Waste Management

Zero Waste Chicago

Individual Members

Rachel Allen
All Organics Recycling LLC

Amy Bartucci

Kimberly Bell

Elizabeth Bosarge
Illinois Food Scrap Coalition

Kate Caldwell
Nature Preserve

Christopher Carmean
University of Illinois at Chicago

Monica Chia-Chien Chen
Do the Good Deeds

Dane Christianson
Block Bins

Amy DeLorenzo

Jordan Francisco
The Learning Botanist

Jennifer Futterman
Go Green Highland Park

Kat Gerdts

Tyler Horstman
Trader Joe’s

Simrata Keshav
Go Green Vernon Hills

Chris Kious
Kane County Board

Jen Lucas

Garrett Lapsys
Komptech Americas LLC

John Lardner
JPL Environmental Engineering

Matt McNabb
McNabb Broders Composting

Jen Medon

Steven Schilling
Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Joy Scrogum
Illinois Sustainability Technology Center

Daniel Sheline
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Adult Correctional Facility

Jason Sherman

Araceli Solano

Mark Teegen
Teegen Compost Services

Agency liaisons

James Jennings
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Julie Schilf
US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5