Free Compost Giveaway at Donegal Recycling Centres

Free compost giveaway events will take place across Donegal from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June as part of National Food Waste Recycling Week, a new national campaign from My to encourage people to recycle their food waste.

As part of this week, Donegal County Council, in partnership with Bryson Recycling and Envirogrind Ltd, have arranged Free Compost Giveaway Events across the Council’s 6 recycling centres. Envirogrind make compost from a variety of sources, including food and garden waste collected from households.

Minister Ossain Smyth, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy said: “National Food Waste Recycling Week is a wonderful opportunity to create awareness of how important it is that we recycle our food waste, so that it can be put to further crucial use as fuel and bio-fertiliser, for example.

“Food waste is a significant contributor to carbon emissions, adding to climate change. The best way to address this is to try to cut down on food waste in the first place. But it is inevitable that there will almost always be food left over in homes and businesses so recycling it means that it does not just go to landfills, it becomes a useful source instead, contributing positively to the growth of Ireland’s bio-economy.”

In Donegal, waste collectors have been busy over the past number of years offering food waste bins to householders. Any leftover food waste including meat and bones, cooked and uncooked food can be placed into a food waste bin for collection by your waste collector.

Compost Giveaway Events:

Tuesday 31st May: 10am-12pm Letterkenny Recycling Centre, 2pm-4pm Dungloe Recycling Centre

Wednesday 1st June: 10am-12pm Carndonagh Recycling Centre, 2pm-4pm Milford Recycling Centre

Thursday 2nd June: 10.30am-12.30pm Laghey Recycling Centre, 2pm-4pm Stranorlar Recycling Centre

Householders are asked to bring their own way of collecting loose compost, using bags, containers etc. Compost will be available while stocks last. Staff will be on site to assist and give advice on food waste recycling and a limited number of Food Waste Recycling Starter Packs, which include a Food Waste Caddy, a roll of compostable liners and information on what food can be recycled, will be available.