Council provides free Compost

Published: 27th April 2015

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Compost Awareness Week, runs from Saturday 2 – Saturday 9 May, and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is taking part by offering free home compost to residents. Bags of compost will be available (limited to 1 bag per person) from the following Council recycling sites while stocks last:

Saturday 2 May 2015:  Gortrush Civic Amenity Site Omagh from 9.30am, Fintona, Dromore and Carrickmore Household Recycling Centres from 11am

Saturday 9 May 2015:  Drummee Civic Amenity Site Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Lisnskea Recycling Centres from 10.30am.

 

This compost is the result of Natural World Products’ processing of the biodegradable waste collected in your brown bin. For the avid gardener, free home compost bins will also be available for collection at each of the centres.

Residents are being encouraged to ‘Rethink Waste’ and improve their gardens in a sustainable way by making optimum use of their brown bin or home composter, or by choosing peat free compost. Compost produces a natural soil enhancer and prevents garden waste being sent to landfill and saves our fragile peat land habitats and wildlife.

The average household in the Fermanagh and Omagh District could divert over a quarter of the contents of their black/ green wheelie bin by using their brown bin or home composter. Compost diverts waste from landfill, improves soil drainage, helps water retention and provides nutrients to the soil. Good news for grass, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Householders on the brown bin scheme are encouraged to make optimum use of their collection. Please place the following items in your brown bin for collection: grass and hedge cuttings, old plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables, tea bags, coffee filters, egg shells, all food waste including meat, poultry and fish – raw and cooked, dairy products such as eggs and cheese, bread, cereals, rice, pasta and leftovers from your plates and ashes.

Residents are asked not to fill the bins with soil as this results in the bin being too heavy for the lifting gear on the lorry. Soil and additional green waste should be brought to your local recycling centre.

For further information on what you can reduce, reuse and recycle, log on to the councils website www.fermanaghomagh.com. You can contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Recycling Officers on 0300 303 1777 or email anthea.owens@fermanaghomagh.com or annmarie.cox@fermanaghomagh.com

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