IL Food Scrap Composting Seminar on Feb 7

A day-long seminar on composting of food scraps will be held Thursday, February 7, 2013.  Presentations on various aspects of food scrap (also known as F-scraps) composting will be provided by people and companies with experiences in this process.

Food_scrapIf you are interested in investigating whether composting food scraps may be right for your organization (businesses, schools, college/university campuses, landscape services, greenhouses or nurseries, farms, etc.), or would like to know the latest information on Illinois policies and legislation, markets and potential end uses for compost materials, this seminar will answer your questions.  The US Composting Council will provide the seminar’s keynote speaker and an overview on current industry status and trends.

Topics to be covered at the seminar will include how to establish and manage food scrap collection and composting programs, identifying end users and viable end markets for finished composted material, pertinent policy in Illinois regarding F-scrap compost operations, reports on results growing plants with compost material and lessons learned by those with established programs.  Exhibitors will also be participating at the seminar, displaying their company’s equipment and services and education attendees about the industry’s latest tools.

This event is made possible through a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to the Illinois Recycling Association who have worked with SCARCE (School Composting and Recycling Conservation Education) and the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) to develop and co-sponsor the seminar.

$30 IRA Members / College Students
$40 Non-Members
Cost includes lunch and seminar materials

Register online!
Learn more at  http://www.illinoisrecycles.org or 708-358-0058

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