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Recycling events to be held across Cumbria during Compositing Awareness Week

60% of household waste is estimated to be compostable Photo: Cumbria County Council

As International Composting Awareness Week begins on Sunday, Cumbria County Council is encouraging residents across the county to get more involved with recycling activities.

A variety of garden parties will be hosted in Wigton, Cockermouth and Keswick; which will include compositing and garden upcycling demonstrations, and coffee mornings.

A drop-in session with one of Recycle for Cumbria Waste prevention officers will also be held in Kendal, as well as introduction to compositing sessions at Penrith and Carlisle libraries.

60%
of household waste is estimated to be compostable
Recycling events are being hosted across Cumbria Credit: Cumbria County Council

We encourage all our residents to compost at home where possible. It’s a really simple process that helps reduce the amount of waste from the kitchen and provides people with a great source for compost so they can grow their own free vegetables at home.

– Judith Bradshaw, Recycle for Cumbria

Events running in Cumbria during International Composting Awareness Week include:

  • Riversmeet Garden Party: Saturday 6th May - 11am-3pm at Riversmeet, Market Place, Cockermouth.
  • Wigton Garden Party: Tuesday 9th May at Wigton Library
  • Introduction to Composting: Tuesday 9th May - 11-1pm at Carlisle Library
  • Composting Drop-in Session: Wednesday 10th May - 09:30am-12pm at Kendal Library
  • Introduction to Composting: Friday 12th May - 11-12pm at Penrith Library
  • Keswick Garden Party: Saturday 20th May at Keswick Library