Composting Initiative

Composting Initiative

Welcome to Fingal County Council’s Community Composting Web Page.

As a part of our climate action initiatives, Fingal County Council regularly supports a variety of community composting projects throughout the year, including:

1.  Community Composting Training

Tidy Towns groups, allotments, community organisations and resident associations have participated in funded training that has helped community organisations set up composting systems for mainly garden and landscape materials. 

2.  Composting for Schools

This pilot programme works with Fingal based schools to reduce waste, improve recycling and help start or expand on-site composting systems in our schools. Many schools have set up wormeries for composting food waste to help students learn about biology, ecology, biodiversity and sustainability.

3.  Leaf Mould Project

New for Autumn 2022, neighbourhood groups and resident associations will set up leaf mould cages in communities throughout Fingal to turn autumn leaves into a lovely weed free compost.

To help you make leaf mould or compost, please download one or both of the following leaf mould checklist fact sheet or An Taisce’s "Compost for Nature" booklet. 

For more information about composting, please see Composting Ireland’s resource page to access instructional posters, fact sheets and composting booklets.

See Leaf Mould Checklist

If your group is interested in composting projects please contact us to see if there are any open funding opportunities  [email protected]