Free home compost for residents

Published: 3rd May 2016

As part of Compost Awareness Week (1-7 May 2016), Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is encouraging residents to rethink waste and improve their gardens in a sustainable way by making use of their brown bin, separate food waste collection or home composter.

Compost produces a natural soil enhancer, prevents garden waste being sent to landfill and saves our fragile peat land habitats and wildlife.

In support of Compost Awareness Week, free home compost will be available at the Council’s recycling centres in Belleek; Carrickmore; Dromore; Drummee, Enniskillen; Fintona; Gortrush, Omagh; Irvinestown; Kesh; Lisnaskea; and Newtownbutler on Saturday 7 May from 10.00 am while stocks last.

This compost is the result of Natural World Products’ processing of the biodegradable waste collected from brown bins and garden waste collected from the Council’s recycling centres.

For the avid gardener, free home compost bins are also available by contacting the Council.

The average household in the Fermanagh and Omagh District could divert a third of the contents of their black/green wheelie bin by using their brown bin or a home composter. Home composting diverts waste from landfill, provides nutrients to the soil and provides a regular supply of cheap environmentally friendly fertiliser.

For further information on what you can reduce, reuse and recycle, log on to the Council’s website  or www.rethinkwasteni.org. Alternatively contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Recycling Officer, Anthea Owens by telephoning 0300 303 1777 or emailing anthea.owens@fermanaghomagh.com.

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