Compost Giveaways at Donegal Recycling Centres

National Food Waste Recycling Week which runs from the 2nd June until the 9th June 2024 is the national campaign from to encourage people to recycle their food waste. This campaign will provide practical advice, with easy to follow hints and tips to encourage everyone to recycle more of their food waste.

To support National Food Waste Recycling Week Donegal County Council in partnership with Bryson Recycling and Enviro Grind Ltd have arranged Free Compost Giveaway Events across the Council’s 6 Recycling Centres. Enviro Grind Ltd located in Donegal make compost from a variety of sources, including from food and garden waste collected from households. This is a perfect example of the Circular Economy at work.

Donegal County Council Compost Giveaway Events:

Tuesday 4th June      

10am – 12pm Letterkenny Recycling Centre, Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. F92EW80

2pm – 4pm      Dungloe Recycling Centre, Udaras na Gaeltachta Industrial Estate, Dungloe, Co. Donegal. F94X452

Wednesday 5th June   

10am – 12pm Carndonagh Recycling Centre, Station Road, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. F93KV67

2pm – 4pm      Milford Recycling Centre, Moyle Road, Milford, Co Donegal. F92 K091

Thursday 6th June     

10.30am – 12.30pm    Laghey Recycling Centre, Laghey, Co. Donegal. F94HX09

2pm – 4pm        Stranorlar Recycling Centre, Railway Road, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. F93 W296

Householders are asked to bring their own way of collecting the loose compost either using bags or containers, 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 will be available to householders.  Starter packs include a Food Waste caddy, a roll of compostable liners and information on what food waste can be recycled.

In addition to this, Donegal household waste collectors are participating in the national food waste recycling project this year. Through the project Donegal collectors will be provided with thousands of kitchen cady packs to distribute to their customers and since January of this year under new national legislation all household waste collectors are obliged to provide food waste recycling bins to their customers.

This year’s campaign also aims to ensure that people understand that food waste needs to be fully separated from all packaging such as plastic or other containers to prevent contamination at the compost and anaerobic digestion facilities leading to higher quality material for recycling.