The Compost Council of Canada is a national non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance organics residuals recycling and compost use. It serves as the central resource and network for the compost industry in Canada and, through its members, contributes to the environmental sustainability of the communities in which they operate. 

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International Compost Awareness Week 2016

We know that every day can be a great COMPOST DAY and every week is COMPOST WEEK … but there is one specific week each year when we ask our members & supporters to SHOUT the COMPOST! Message together --- and that is during INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK, to be held this year from SUNDAY MAY 1st to SATURDAY May 7th.

Started in Canada in 1995, thanks to the collective efforts of our members & supporters, and NOW, thanks to our colleagues in other countries, this internationally celebrated week is a great way to spread the joy and word about COMPOST!

This year, our theme continues to be “FEED THE SOIL … COMPOST”. And with all of us in gardening-season-ready-mode, the 1st week of May is a perfect time for you to brag, encourage, celebrate and dig in to your & your community’s compost efforts as well as future potential.

The opportunities for celebrations are endless … from hosting a backyard compost training session to tours of your centralized organics recycling facility to the sharing of research findings, opening of community gardens and support of our food-growing & -sharing program, Plant a Row • Grow a Row.

For the first time ever, our annual poster is “open for colouring” and accessible here.. If you would like to personalize this image with your logo, please contact us so that we can send you a version with your logo included (our party gift to you and your organization).

We have a number of great information sheets that you might want to access for your messaging, including:

In the next couple of weeks, additional info sheets will be shared with you including a great array of FUN! food-growing and preparation tips that all start with soil preparation. We would strongly encourage you to include Plant a Row • Grow a Row in your plans (

Thanks for spreading the COMPOST! message.

The Compost Council of Canada

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How to Compost Earth Tips:
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10 Reasons to Love Compost
Composting Goes to School

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26th Annual National
Organics Recycling &
Compost Conference

September 26-28, 2016
Niagara Fall, Ontario

Free Compost Webinars

Join us for our next free organics recycling webinar
Thursday May 5, 2016
12 Noon (Eastern Time)

For information on registering and an archive of past
presentations and videos please click here

Winter Regional Workshops

2016 Winter
Regional Workshops

Compost Matters in
Organics Recycling
for Your Business

January 12 & 13, 2016
Winnipeg, MB

Compost Matters in

February 3 & 4, 2016
Guelph, ON

Compost Matters in
Atlantic Canada

February 16 & 17, 2016
Truro, NS

Compost Matters in

February 24 & 25, 2016
Calgary, AB

Compost Matters in
British Columbia

February 29 & March 1, 2016
Summerland, BC

Le Compost… ça compte !
March 9, 2016
Montreal, QC

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RETHINK ORGANIC WASTE -A Circular Strategy for Organics

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2015 National Conference
proceedings are now online.

Developing Better Technical
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