International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 5 – 11 May 2019This year’s theme is ‘Cool the Climate – Compost’. The week aims to raise awareness of the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. There are many ways to help reduce our carbon footprint and reduce climate change — adding compost to the soil is one tool in reducing climate change.Throughout the week, Councils across Northern Ireland will be encouraging householders to recycle and compost their waste by:Using their kerbside food and garden waste recycling collection services;Ensuring they separate their garden waste at Household Recycling Centres; andComposting at home – find out how here Find out if there are local events in your area
Green-fingered enthusiasts and budding gardeners will already know the benefits of composting at home, and during Mid and East Antrim’s Compost Week (6-12 May), MEA residents are being invited to pop down to their nearest recycling centre and pick up a free bag of compost, which has been made from food and garden waste collected across the borough.
To celebrate International Compost Week (Sun 5-Sat 11 May 2019) Derry City & Strabane Council are giving away a free bag of compost to residents of the District to encourage householders to keep up the good work of recycling their food and garden waste.