February 7, 2013
The Westin, Lombard
The room was packed with over 165 attendees for the seminar! What a success!
SCARCE, in coordination with the Illinois Recycling Association (IRA), the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development (DCEO) hosted a statewide Food Scrap Composting Seminar at the Westin, in Lombard.
The daylong event featured Al Rattie from the US Composting Council who provided information about food scrap collection and processing in Illinois. This event is partially funding with a grant from DCEO.
Who, What, Why and How of Food Scrap Composting
Come to Lou Malnati's for some pizza and discussion of how to reduce your garbage thru food scrap composting. At the same time, you will be "green" and save natural resources.
Feb 1, 2012
2:00 - 3:30
131 W. Jefferson St. - Naperville
We need to know if you are coming. To regsiter, email:
Questions: call 630-545-9710
Click the link below to print a flyer.
Statewide Food Scrap Composting Seminar
November 10th, 2010
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Dr. Paul Walker - ISU
Kay McKeen - SCARCE
David Smith - DCEO
Mike Mitchell - IRA
Lynn Herlien - Compost Supply
Special presentation by SWANCC on their curbside composting pilot project.
Register on the Illinois Recycling Association website.
Composting Seminar - Nov. 19 - A Huge Success
On the 19th, 130 stakeholders from around the state attended the Food Scrap Composting Seminar hosted by SCARCE & the Illinois Recycling Association. Two new pieces of legislation signed by Governor Quinn are projected to spur the growth of organics collection and market development for compost material throughout the State. With food scraps comprising up to 30% of solid waste, they represent the largest single material category in landfills. Removing this material from landfill disposal and returning its nutrient value to the soil will dramatically increase the diversion rate in Illinois and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from methane generation in landfills. The attendees heard plans for new composting facilities and about grant funding opportunities to support this new industry. Excellent speakers presented useful information about each aspect of food scrap composting with examples from other states who have already implemented food scrap composting successfully. The presentations are available below.
More Presentations -- bigger files