Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

October 9, 2012

Cook County’s Solid Waste Management Plan Update, approved earlier this year, tasks the County with continuing to decrease the amount of waste we are sending to landfills. As a part of this effort, The Cook County Department of Environmental Control has partnered with other counties in the region, the sub-county solid waste agencies and the Green Town Highland Park conference to present an afternoon event to discuss commercial food scrap collection in the Chicago area. This workshop will bring together food scrap generators, waste haulers, compost site operators and local governments to discuss how we can increase commercial food scrap collection, barriers and solutions.