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.

2023 Compost Awareness Week
May 7-13

This year’s theme for ICAW, For Healthier Soil, Healthier Food…Compost! The theme reflects a world-wide issue experienced by every nation: hunger.” but highlights how compost can have a role in helping feed the world. Healthy soil can produce healthier food.

When added to our gardens, farmlands and yards, compost, feeds our soil. When we feed our soil we enrich its quality. 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, protect the environment and help decrease food shortages.

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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram during the week for tips and information to support composting at home and in your community.

Composting Workshops

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.