IL Composting Bill Update

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March 13, 2009 at 8:36 am

The bill to legalize commercial food waste composting, first reported by Melissa Graham here, has unanimously passed the IL Senate’s Envionment committee.

The senate bill is SB099. There is an assocated house bill HB3873. Up next for both of these bills are readings on the floor and final vote. There is still time to contact your state senator or representative and ask them to co-sponsor or support this important food policy legislation.

Read the full article here, including a sample letter/script for contacting your legislator.

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One Comment

  1. paul says:

    I understand the need for composting food waste, I have the only commercial compost facility in Illinois, in Peoria. I do have an issue with just letting anybody take in food waste. Yes the legal proscess is expensive,hard, and time consuming, but we need to make sure that the facilities are going to do the composting the correct way. The problem I face is that nobody wants to pay what it cost to compost the materials.
    I have the experiance,(I compost over 8,000 tons of pumpkin waste every year) and the expensive equipment to do the job. I receive about 8 calls per month from companies and organizations about composting Chicago’s food waste, but they clain it is too expensive to truck the waste to me. Help me out, I here for you.

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