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Council to celebrate Compost Awareness Week

4 May, 2018Posted in: Community, Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate International Composting Awareness Week with free activities to promote the benefits of composting.

International Composting Awareness Week is an annual event, this year held between 6 and 12 May 2018.

Council’s Waste Education Officer Libby Guest explained that activities aim to raise the profile of composting and the important role it plays in diverting organic waste from landfill.

“Last year’s bin audit revealed that close to half our rubbish is made up of food and garden waste that can be recycled,” she said.

During the month of May, Council is offering a number of activities to help reduce the amount of food waste being thrown away and educate residents on organic diversion initiatives.

Discover what happens to your green waste once it has been collected from the kerbside at a Green Waste Processing Tour at Moss Vale’s Resource Recovery Centre. Tours will be held at 10am or 2pm on Monday 7 May or Friday 11 May 2018.

On Wednesday 9 May students from Southern Highlands Early Childhood Learning will participate in a composting workshop and set up a composting system for the Centre.

Residents can learn how to turn food scraps and organic garden waste into compost at a Composting Workshop and Tour of Moss Vale Community Garden from 1.30pm on Thursday, 10 May 2018.

“By turning food scraps and organic garden waste into compost you can improve soil quality, assist plant growth and save money that you would spend on fertilisers, soil conditioners and water,” said Libby.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

For residents looking to kick-start their home composting practice, a limited number of compost bins will be on sale from the Resource Recovery Centre at the special price of $30 for the entire week.

The Resource Recovery Centre is located at 177 Berrima Road in Moss Vale.

For more information visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/waste-education or phone Council on 4868 0888.