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The fourteenth annual International Compost Awareness Week will take place this week with events across the UK aimed at encouraging more people to cut waste and take up home composting.


Compost awareness week kicked off on Monday 5th May and will be running until Sunday (11th May). Local authorities and businesses alike are taking part by organising awareness events, free compost giveaways or discounted compost containers.

Despite there being no UK coordinator for the week, composting charity Garden Organic has been helping to publicise the campaign with a school poster competition and a ‘paint your own compost bin’ event in Leicestershire.

A series of clinics and giveaways will also be taking place throughout the week at the county council’s household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) in Suffolk.

International compost awareness week is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about using organic waste as a resource to produce compost.

To find out about Garden Organic’s Decorated Compost Bin Competition please click here.

To find out more about the poster competition being organised by Garden Organic’s Leicestershire Master Composters please click here.

For other events and activities happening around the UK please see here:


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