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Compost Giveaway Success

18 May 2015

It was another successful compost giveaway for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council during International Compost Awareness Week (4th - 10th May 2015).

Over a thousand local residents coming to recycle items at the three household recycling centres Crumlin, Craigmore near Randalstown and Newpark in Antrim Town, on Saturday 9th May were delighted to receive a free bag of compost made from their food and garden waste.

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Thomas Hogg, who visited the Newpark Household Recycling Centre during compost week said “Compost Week presents a great reminder to all of us of the fantastically useful product that is made from our food and garden waste.”

He continues “We urge residents to make the best use of their kitchen caddies and brown bins to keep organic waste out of landfill and help reduce the release of the most dangerous greenhouse emissions which contribute to climate change.”

Antrim local, Lynsey Wilgaus, commented “It’s great that we are getting something back for recycling through our brown bins.”

For more information about composting, brown bins and food waste visit the council website www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/Waste&Recycling.