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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Commercial Composting

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.
Compost - Food off Plate  Compost - Food Scraps  Compost - Windrows  Compost Soil in Hands  

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:

Locating a Composter allows the public to find facilities that accept organic waste for composting.