Annual compost giveaway at recycling centres!


Green fingered residents can get their hands on some free compost at any of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Household Recycling Centres on Saturday 4th May.

To promote Compost Awareness Week 2019, which runs from 5th to 11th May, Council will be giving away a limited number of bags of compost. Residents can come and collect their compost, (one bag per household) on a first come, first served basis.  To ensure that only to residents within the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area receive them, please bring along proof of your address.

The compost is made up from the garden waste and food waste that is collected through the brown bin and kerbside caddy scheme and the garden waste recycled at the Council’s recycling centres.  Last year alone, over 8000 tonnes of organic material was diverted from landfill through the recycling centres.

Compost is full of nutrients making it excellent for feeding plants and the humus in it helps to retain moisture in the soil – so as well as maintaining a beautiful garden you will also be helping the environment and saving money for ratepayers as this waste is not being sent to landfill.

The annual compost giveaway is always hugely popular, so make your way to any of the recycling centres to claim your free bag of compost before stocks run out!

For further information, please contact 0300 0300 900.