Composting is the conversion of organic materials, including food scraps, such as fruits and vegetables, and yard waste into a nutrient-rich, dark, earthy-smelling soil additive. In addition to enhancing soil or ground cover, composting reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills. Below are several resources for understanding composting, steps to begin composting and where to purchase compost.
Illinois Food Scrap Coalition
The Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC) is a working group of government, business and community organizations to provide resources, advocacy and policy around composting. IFSC works to integrate food scrap composting throughout the State of Illinois. The group also offers the 'We Compost' recognition program and videos. To learn more visit the website: http://illinoiscomposts.org/
Locating a Composter
Findacomposter.com allows the public to find facilities that accept organic waste for composting.