Dublins First Home Composting Demonstration Site Open at Airfield


Families and businesses throughout Dublin are keen to save money. With the help of South Dublin County Council, Dún-Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Stop Food Waste initiative of the EPA, a new home composting demonstration site has been built by the programme’s newly trained Master Composters at Airfield in Dundrum.

Almost a 1/3 of all food purchased by households end up in the bin. This includes scrapings from plates, food past their use-by dates and food preparation residues. Food waste prevention and home composting are two ways homes and businesses can reduce costs and at the same time reap the benefits by making their own compost. To help you achieve these savings over 25 Master Composter volunteers are now trained to provide talks, workshops, information stands and simply offer advice on food waste prevention and home composting throughout the South County Dublin and Dún-Laoghaire Rathdown communities.

The home composting demonstration site located in Airfield, Dundrum includes examples of composting bins, turning units, leaf mould, wormeries and a food digester, all ideal ways to convert your food scraps into a nutrient rich compost for gardens. On Saturday the 18th June, the home composting demonstration site at Airfield was officially opened by wildlife artist Don Conroy and Master Composter volunteers were presented with their graduation certificates. The Master Composters were available to give composting demonstrations and offer advice on food waste prevention.

The location of the compost demonstration site in Airfield makes a great family day out. Airfield is open from 10am-5pm so why not come along early. Airfield is the only urban working farm in Dublin and offers visitors an opportunity to explore the gardens and working farm.