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Nicki from North East Waste will host a free composting workshop at Kingscliff Library on Friday 12 May. Below (insert): Composting champions from Mount St Patrick Primary School at the Murwillumbah Community Garden.
Council is using International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) this week to shed light on the key role compost plays in maintaining a healthy, natural environment – and why our bin habits really matter.
This year, ICAW is taking place from Sunday 7 May to Saturday 13 May, with a free community composting workshop to be hosted by Council and key partner North East Waste, at Kingscliff Library on Friday 12 May from 10 am – 11 am.
Unit Coordinator – Resource Recovery Rod Dawson encouraged residents to take part in the workshop.
“For those who don’t know, composting is the process of breaking down organic waste, such as food scraps and green yard waste, into a nutrient-rich soil additive, or compost,” Mr Dawson said.
“By recycling food and garden waste this way, we keep it out of landfill, which is better for our local environment here in the Tweed. Keeping food waste out of landfill allows us to conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“If you live in the Tweed and are fortunate enough to have a green bin, your green waste is used by farmers to nourish the soil that grows our food, and in valuable soil rejuvenation projects.
“If you do not have a green bin, or even if you are just interested in making your own compost from kitchen scraps, it is not as hard as you think! Compost Week is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together to learn about the benefits of composting and how to take action to create a more sustainable future.”
The Tweed Organics Processing Facility at Council’s Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre - which processes food and green waste collected from green bins - has diverted close to 25,000 tonnes of organic material from landfill since its opening in 2021.
Encouraging the community to use the green bin service or their own composting solution means together we can reduce emissions, maintain soil quality and continue to grow our circular economy.
If you are a resident who does not currently have a green bin but is interested in getting one, please contact our team at email@example.com or on 02 6670 2400.
To book your place at Learn to Compost, our free community workshop, visit Eventbrite.
Learn more about what to put in your green bin and how your green bin waste is used, by visiting Council's website.
Making compost from food scraps is much easier than you think. If you are unsure, try a composting workshop at Kingscliff Library on 12 May.
Photo 1: Compost hostCaption: Nicki from North East Waste will host a free composting workshop at Kingscliff Library on Friday 12 May.
Photo 2: Mt St Pats compostersCaption: Composting champions from Mount St Patrick Primary School, Murwillumbah at the Murwillumbah Community Garden.
Photo 3: Compost soilCaption: Making compost from food scraps is much easier than you think. If you are unsure, try a composting workshop at Kingscliff Library on 12 May.
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