International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the organics recycling industry.

It is celebrated in many countries throughout the world annually during the first full week of May. Started in Canada over twenty-five years ago, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of organics recycling and compost use.

This year, the annual week-long event will be held on May 1nd – 7th.  During the week, thousands of volunteers around the world will hold educational activities working together to get the word out about the many benefits of recycling organics and the importance of returning organic matter – compost – back to our soils. The program includes poster and video contests in the fall and activities and events held during the week in May. Throughout the week of ICAW, community and business events are held to encourage and celebrate composting - all types of composting – from backyard to large-scale are promoted. This year we will celebrate the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW 2022) under the theme 'S.O.S. - Save Our Soil - Save OurSelves'.

You can find our poster here.

Click here to download the ICAW Press Release.