Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It’s celebrated each year in the first full week of May. Although Compost Awareness Week may look different for each of us this year, collectively we can still make small changes in our backyards through composting that will have lasting impacts on our environment.

2024 Compost Awareness Week

May 5-11

This year’s theme for ICAW, Compost…Nature’s Climate Champion! reflects one of the  goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to combat climate change and and its impacts which can be supported through composting.

Compost conditions the soil which helps reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, improves water retention and stores carbon. Healthy soils grow healthy crops and produce higher yields. Whether small or large in scale, composting offers each of us a responsible way to manage our organic waste and protect .

Celebrate with MMSB and engage with us on social media as we provide composting resources and highlight the benefits of composting as well as the environmental importance of diverting organic waste from our landfills.

Check us out on Facebook and Instagram during the week for tips and information to support composting at home and in your community.

Composting Workshops


MMSB is excited to co-host two community composting sessions as part of our Compost Awareness Week Celebrations. If you are interested in learning more about community composting and how to start a local program in your community join us.

Thursday, May 2, 2024: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Katie Temple from Western Environment Centre joins MMSB to share learnings from the community composting projects located in neighborhood community gardens across the City of Corner Brook. She will provide tips on how to get started, managing and growing the projects.

Interested? Register Here.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. –  Ángela Viviana Ramírez-Luna, project lead of Georgetown Community Compost joins MMSB to share learnings from this neighborhood composting program that continues to grow. She will provide tips on how the project began, maintenance and, working with volunteers.

Interested? Register Here.


Request a workshop!

Is your business, organization, or community interested in having MMSB host a Compost Workshop? We would love to connect with you!

MMSB offers both in person and online workshops to help you start your composting journey.

For more details, connect with our Public Education Officer via email, or at 709-757-3695.

E-Learning Opportunities 

Take our online interactive course, Composting Made Easy, to learn more about how to effectively make compost using a tumbler or bin in your backyard. Residents will receive a certificate within 5 business days upon successfully completing the course.