International Compost Awareness Week, May 5 -11, 2014

Across the United States U.K., Australia, and Canada, composting advocates will be encouraging everyone to use Compost! Those who believe in the Compost Message will be planning events in their community to promote the value of compost. All types of composting events — from “do it yourself” composting in your backyard to large-scale community-wide composting — can be promoted during the week. Master Composters in Leicestershire and across the country  played an active role in promoting composting. Just becuase the Week is over there is no reason thatb you cannot join us at Compost Corner Snibston Museum,  invite one of us to speak at your local club or society or bring our stand to your fete or other event.
 For more information on events held as part of CAW contact :

Paint a Compost Bin Event

As part of Compost Awareness Week 2014 we  held another Paint a Compost Bin event at Snibston Discovery Museum.
This  offered the chance to  paint a compost bin as part of our Compost Awareness Week Activities. Entry was free and the bin and paint was provided.
The photos of the 2014 event show painting in progress as a change from the completed bins we usually publish



  • 2014 Bin painting

  • 2014

Bins from previous events

We present a selection of painter bins from earlier years to give an idea of the creativity of those taking part.

  • 2011 winner of competition organised by Leicestershire Master Composters

  • 2010 Competition

  • 2010 Competition

  • 2010

  • 2012 Snibston painting

  • 2009 Ellistown Allotments

  • 2009 Ellistown Allotments

2014 Composting Poster Competition

As part of International Compost Awareness Week  2014   Master Composters  organisied a free UK wide poster competition to promote composting. and help protect the environment by reducing waste sent to landfill sites

 The subject of the event was Food Waste and the poster was to promote composting as a means of reducing the amount of food waste  sent to landfill sites from homes across the country.

 Some of the entries are shown on a separate page.