We create a lot of trash. Fortunately, we’re always finding ways to reduce the amount that ends up in landfills. During World War II, we reused our tins and containers. And in the 1970s we began our first city recycling programs. Now, we are on the cusp of a new frontier towards a zero-waste future. In states like Illinois, municipalities have begun offering curbside composting services to their residents, allowing residents to divert their food scraps from ending up in landfills – without the mess. Bluestem Communications wants to see how curbside composting grows and what, if any, barriers to adoption arise as more municipalities offer the service.