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Give your garden an eco-friendly boost with some home-made compost

Spring is in the air, and it's time to start thinking about preparing the garden for the growing season ahead. You can give your plants the best start by providing them with some home-made compost.

Homemade compost — a magical resource for your garden

Homemade compost is a magical resource for your garden and will have your plants thriving, whilst also helping to keep your waste costs down. According to, “composting is the natural process of decomposition that turns organic materials like garden waste and vegetable food scraps into a dark, crumbly and earthy smelling material”.

Compost – it’s a state of mind

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As the mucky season is well and truly upon us, what better time to talk about the very best kind of muck – homemade compost?

Compost demonstration site opens today in Ballinahown

The red ribbon will be cut on the first Master Composter Demonstration Site in the county this Thursday, May 26 at 7.15pm in Ballinahown.

New laws on binning food could reduce waste

A new regulation coming into effect on Tuesday could help householders in Castlebar and Ballina cut down on the thousands of euros of food that is being binned each year.

Barna Waste composting centre to create ten jobs

Barna Waste has announced the planned opening of its regional composting centre at the Headford Road with the creation of 10 jobs. The new €6 million facility is the largest composting site in Connacht and is authorised to cater for up to 40,000 tonnes of waste annually. Initial weekly volumes of brown bin waste handled on site will be the equivalent of composting the annual food waste produced by a town of 4,000 inhabitants.

Brown Bin Service will save you money says Council

The Brown Bin Service has been rolled out in the towns of Athlone, Mullingar, Kinnegad, and Moate, and accepts food and garden waste (bio-waste).

Mayo households collecting less waste and have increased composting

Household waste collected in Mayo County Council area has decreased by 32.1 per cent compared to the 2008 figures, according to the Environmental Protection Agency National Waste Report 2009.

Two thirds of Westmeath people throw out food regularly

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Sixty per cent of Westmeath people throw away food regularly, according to a research survey of 1,100 people conducted by STOP Food Waste. In fact, 30 per cent of the food we buy ends up in the bin, costing up to €1,000 per household per year in food waste.

Watch your waste this Christmas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is urging households in Westmeath to stay green this Christmas and recycle their waste. Christmas time produces more waste than any other time of the year, according to the EPA, and this waste can be diverted from landfills if people remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle.


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