The week of May 5th-11th is dedicated to celebrating composting and encouraging others to get involved. Join us and other organizations around the world in celebrating composting and its many benefits.

This year’s International Compost Awareness Week theme:
COMPOST…Nature’s Climate Champion

The theme highlights the role compost plays in reducing the impact of climate change by:

  • 🌎 Decreasing methane: A greenhouse gas more than twenty-five times as impactful as carbon dioxide, methane can be significantly reduced through recycling organics
  • 🌡️ Climate change mitigation: Compost’s return to the soil serves as a “carbon bank,” helping to store carbon and offering an answer to climate change mitigation
  • 🌱 Reducing fertilizer needs: Compost improves soil water holding capacity, decreasing the need for synthetic fertilizers by slowly releasing nutrients over time, and enhances healthy soil conditions
  • 🌞 Increasing resilience: Compost helps to increase resilience to the effects of climate change such as drought and extreme weather

Check out the following resources to get you started composting:


A how-to video on how to compost featuring one of our Master Composter Volunteers:


How to build a wood pallet composter featuring one of our Master Composter Volunteers:


A webinar on Indigenous/restorative composting and gardening with Audrey Logan:


Check out our Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting guides to get you started:


School resources:

School Composting Presentations

FAQ and additional resources:

More Composting Resources

Info on food waste and a food waste quiz:

Food Waste Quiz

Call us on our compost infoline!

204-925-3777 or contact us by email.