Council mucks in with compost give-away

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Antrim Borough Council kick-started this week’s Compost Week with a giveaway at its three Household Recycling Centres!

Anyone who recycled at Newpark, Randalstown (Craigmore) and Crumlin last Saturday, during normal opening times, walked away with a free bag of compost.

Leona Donaghy, Environmental Awareness Officer at Antrim Borough Council, said: “The compost is made using the food and garden waste that is collected from residents brown bins and from the household recycling centres. Composting via your brown bin means you are doing your bit to cut down on the amount of waste we bury in the ground in landfill sites.

“This not only cuts down on the amount of greenhouse gases we produce, but may also save ratepayers money as composting is a much cheaper option than landfill.”

For additional advice or tips on home composing, why not call down to Coleman’s Garden Centre, Templepatrick on Friday, May 9 from 9.30am to 12.30 pm or the recently opened branch of Coleman’s Garden Centre at Junction 1 from 1pm to 4 pm that afternoon? There will be promotional offers, freebies and a chance to win a £50 voucher for Coleman’s Garden Centre to be raffled on the day.

For more general information on the recycling services available from Antrim Borough Council visit

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