A workshop and demonstration aimed at highlighting the benefits
of composting will be held at the Scarrif Area Office on Wednesday
2 July at 7pm.
The workshop will provide members of the public with a comprehensive
understanding of composting, different composting systems,
what materials can and cannot be composted, troubleshooting
and how to compost effectively. A practical demonstration
will take place, while those in attendance will be also entered
into a draw for a free composter. The Scarrif Area Office,
in conjunction with the Environment Section of Clare County
Council, will host the event.
According to Marie O'Neill, Senior Staff Officer - "Staff
in the Scarrif Area Office are delighted to host a composting
demonstration for the public in the Scarrif electoral area.
This is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn the basics
of composting or how to compost more effectively. I am urging
everybody to come along since it promises to be a very informative
evening. A similar workshop will be held in the Westbury Area
Office on Tuesday 8 July at 7pm."
Commenting ahead of the event, Joan Tarmey, Environmental
Awareness Officer, said - "One of central government's targets
is to reduce biodegradable waste consigned to landfill by
a minimum of 65%. Organic waste - like food scraps and garden
waste - can be easily composted and can represent between
30% to 50% of waste in the average household. Composting your
organic waste will not only help you to reduce your domestic
waste bill, but it will also help to divert waste away from
Clare Local Authorities are urging more householders to start
composting and has composters available - at a subsidised
cost of €45 - in six locations around the county -
- Scarrif Recycling Centre, Fossabeg, Scarrif (Tel: 061-921735)
- Ennis Recycling Centre, Gort Road, Ennis (Tel: 065-6893705)
- Central Waste Management Facility, Ballyduff Beg, Inagh
- Kilrush Town Council, Kilrush (Tel: 065-9051039)
- Lisdeen Recycling Centre, Lisdeen, Kilkee (Tel: 065-9060172)
- Shannon Town Council, Shannon (Tel: 061-362319).
Further information is available from Marie O'Neill (061
640815) or Joan Tarmey (065-6846205).