International Compost Awareness Week

5th to 11th May 2019
As many gardeners know composting is a great way to turn food and garden waste back into plant food. It’s also great for the environment adding nutrients to soil, reducing the need for chemical fertilisers, producing helpful bacteria that break down organic waste and cut greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites.

This campaign is supported by our partners in nidirect.

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Who knew composting was so easy?

nidirect have lots of tips to get you started and a few do’s and don’ts to keep you going.

Cool the Climate – Compost

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A Beginner’s Guide to Making Compost

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Compost What is composting? “Composting involves collecting organic materials, such as kitchen and garden waste, and transforming them into a

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Many local Councils across Northern Ireland are getting involved in International Compost Awareness Week and some are giving out free bags of compost!

Recycle Now have an an up to date list of all the events taking place across Northern Ireland for International Compost Awareness Week.