International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW)

May 5 -11, 2014

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated each year in the first full week of May.

For details on this year’s poster contest, click HERE

We’re now on PINTEREST! and FACEBOOK.


ICAW is a multi-media publicity and education event that showcases composting and compost products. It features everything from composting in your backyard to large-scale commercial composting facilities and businesses serving entire communities.

This year’s focus is two-fold:

Compost: The Solution to Sustainable Soil and Water and Compost in Your Everyday Life, from the grocery store that is diverting its leftover organics; to the community hospital that collects all the leftover foodscraps from the kitchen and cafeteria to ensure they are composted!

Since 2000, when International Compost Awareness Week began,  ICAW has grown in both visibility and activities due to its friends (isponsors and compost advocates). We invite everyone from businesses and homeowners, kids and teachers, to communities, environmental groups and government agencies, as well as members of the composting industry, to celebrate this week!

Browse the Compost Week menu for tools and ideas to help YOU celebrate International Compost Awareness Week!

Please see this year’s sponsors of International Compost Awareness Week.

ICAW Sponsor Banner

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