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Council Muck in With Compost Giveaway!

23 April 2015

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will be celebrating International Compost Awareness Week, which take places from 4 - 9 May, with a compost giveaway at local recycling centres!

The giveaway will take place on one day only, 4 May, at Bruslee Household Recycling Centre and end with a one-day giveaway on Saturday 9 May at the recycling centres at Newpark, Antrim, Craigmore, Randalstown, and Crumlin. One free bag of compost will be given out to Antrim and Newtownabbey residents who use any of the centres to recycle household items such as garden waste, batteries, scrap metal, wood or electrical items during compost week. However, you need to be quick as compost is only available while stocks last!

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, comments, “The compost is made using the food and garden waste that is collected from residents’ brown bins and from the household recycling centres.”

He continues “Composting via your brown bin is really good for the environment. By composting, you help cut down the amount of waste being buried in local landfill sites and on releasing dangerous greenhouse gases, all of which contribute to climate change.”

Full details of the recyclable items accepted at Recycling Centres is available at www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/recycling