Better Soil, Better Life, Better Future

Sunday 5 May – Saturday 11 May 2019


International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of  compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils.


About International Compost Awareness Week

Compost Awareness Week was established in Canada in 1995. In 2006, the Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE), initiated the event here in Australia. CORE is a not-for-profit organisation conducting year round organic research, education and awareness activities.


ICAW’s Ambassador

“Costa the Composter”, a Greek-Australian landscape architect and host of Gardening Australia, has an all-consuming passion for plants and people. Since 2012 Costa is the Ambassador of ICAW! We are very proud to have Costa as our ambassador!


Key goals of International Compost Awareness Week Australia

  • Increase the diversion of organics from the main waste stream through increasing awareness of, and participation in, centralised composting, kerbside, home composting, community composting.
  • Accelerate the uptake of compost products in the wider Australian community, “closing the loop” and stimulating effective use of “soil-improving composts”.
  • Highlight the environmental, social and economic benefits of composting including the opportunity and drive to increase carbon in the soil and reduce carbon emissions.


How to get involved

Become an ICAW Sponsor – International Composting Awareness Week represents a unique opportunity to promote your organisation to your targeted audience and to take advantage of the wide publicity generated by this event around Australia.


Search for an event that can interest you on the ICAW Calendar!


Join us on Social Media – Join the Australian Composting Community through Facebook and Twitter