Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with free activities to promote the benefits of composting.
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International Compost Awareness Week is an annual event, this year held between May 2 -8, 2021.
The council's Waste Education Officer, Phoebe Ward, explained that activities aimed to raise the profile of composting and the important role it plays in diverting organic waste from landfill.
"Last year's bin audit revealed that more than half our rubbish is made up of food and garden waste that can be recycled," she said.
"Once you get your compost pile started, you'll find that it's an easy way to repurpose kitchen scraps and other organic materials into something your garden will benefit from.
"From simple home composting to worm farming and waste reduction and recycling tips, there's a workshop for everyone."
During the month of May, the council is offering a number of COVID-safe workshops to help residents reduce the amount of food waste being thrown away and learn more about organic diversion initiatives.
To browse the events, visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/Events-Directory.
All events will be held at the council's Resource Recovery Centre located at 177 Berrima Road in Moss Vale will be free to attend.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
For residents looking to kick-start their home composting practice, the council has partnered with Compost Revolution to provide an up to 50 per cent discount on items such as worm farms, bokashi or compost bins. Visit www.compostrevolution.com.au for more information.
For more information contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on phone 4868 0888.
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