Home Composting

What is Composting?

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 called compost.

Compost is rich in nutrients and full of life. When used in your garden and on your plants, it feeds the ecosystem of the soil and slowly releases nutrients that plants can absorb.

Using compost is the foundation of maintaining healthy soil for stimulating all plant growth and creating a beautiful garden. And even if you don’t have a garden, you can still compost. The finished product is valuable for houseplants, or your friends, neighbours, or local gardeners might be happy to take it from you if you don’t want it yourself.


Where can I get further information on home composting?

For all the information you need on home composting, check out the ‘Home composting’ link on the following website www.stopfoodwaste.ie.


Where can I purchase a composter?

Composters can be purchased at a cost of €48 from the civic amenity sites at the following locations:

V&W Dundalk
Newry Road
Dundalk
Co Louth

Tel: +353 (0)42 – 932920

V&W Drogheda
Mell Road
Drogheda
Co Louth

Tel: +353 (0)41 – 9803900

V&W Ardee
Ardee Business Park
Ardee
Co Louth

Tel: +353 (0)41 - 6860011