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Free Compost available from our Household Recycling Centre

To mark International Compost Awareness Week which is taking place from 7-13 May, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is teaming up with Natural World Products (NWP) and are giving residents one free bag of compost when they recycle any household item at one of our five Household Recycling Centres.

The scheme will enable ratepayers to collect bags of free compost from designated collection points including:

NWP produces the peat-free compost by converting household food and garden waste received by local authorities across Northern Ireland including Antrim and Newtownabbey Council.

Sharon McMaster, Community Outreach Manager at NWP, said:

"We are pleased to be partnering with Antrim and Newtownabbey Council to provide free compost to householders across the Borough. The compost is made using green and food waste from homes across the council area, a real demonstration of the impact of effective recycling."

“By applying compost in our gardens, allotments and green spaces, we are returning organic matter to the earth, greatly improving soil health and fighting climate change by locking up carbon. That’s not to mention the incredible positive impact associated with gardening itself, such as boosting mental wellbeing, social cohesion and improving bio-diversity.”

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross said, “To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, residents in Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough can collect one free bag of peat-free compost (subject to availability) from one of our five Household Recycling Centres when they recycle any household items such as garden waste, batteries, scrap metal, wood or event electrical items.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with NWP, which has provided us with high-quality compost that will go a long way in providing a valuable resource for our residents as we strive to promote sustainable practices in our area.”

The initiative is part of NWP's ongoing commitment to sustainability, the circular economy and helping to reducing waste.

For more information about NWP, visit www.naturalworldproducts.com.

Further information on the Household Recycling Centres within the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough including opening hours and what can be recycled can be found online.