Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is celebrating International Compost Awareness Week from Monday 6th – Saturday 11th May 2019 with a number of promotions and events.

During this week, residents who visit the Council’s Household Recycling Centres to recycle household items will be eligible to receive one free bag of compost while stocks last. 

The Council’s three recycling centres are located at:

•           The Cutts, Derriaghy, BT17 9HN

•           6 Comber Road, Carryduff, BT8 8AN

•           Dromara Road, Drumlough, Hillsborough, BT26 6QA

The Council offers home composters at a reduced price of £10.  These simple to use composters offer an excellent opportunity for residents to create their own compost for use in flowerpots and flower beds. 

The Council will also be offering bags of compost to local schools that are part of its Zero Food Waste initiative.  This initiative returns useful compost to schools that have segregated and recycled food waste using the Council’s organic food & garden waste collection service.  Schools can use this compost to improve their gardens, grow plants, flowers or crops from seed; and it can help with maintaining or achieving an Eco-schools award.

For more information on recycling & waste management, to get a free kitchen caddy starter kit or purchase a home composter, please call the Recycling Hotline on 028 9244 7780 or log onto

The new Binformation App allows residents to locate their nearest recycling location and discover more about recycling.  It can be downloaded from

*The availability of compost is while stocks last however the same ‘New Leaf compost’ can be purchased from the following retailers throughout the year: