Blog : Be Loyal To Your Soil: Compost!

By Sarah Mahoney | May 4, 2015 | in

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, this year being May 3rd to May 9th.

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 theme is Be Loyal To Your Soil: Compost!

As the US Representative of the composting industry, USCC has signed onto the International Year of Soils, a project of the Global Soils Partnership and the Food and Agriculture Office of the United Nations.

Our US Theme will center on the need for compost as a component of healthy soil here in our country, in infrastructure development, agriculture and food production – compost’s role in everything from mitigation of brownfields, stormwater management and erosion control, and water conservation.

Site Structures Landscape is a supporter of ICAW and an avid business parter with the Green Alliance. They work hard to maintain sustainability initiatives, including their trucks and equipment being powered by biodiesel, whenever possible they source our materials from local vendors and growers, all of their organic debris has been removed from construction sites and is tested, stored, composted, screened and reused, as well as offer chemical free alternative in lawn care and garden maintenance. 

U.S. Composting Council has recruited many sponsors for this week, including, BioBag, which is the world’s largest brand of certified compostable bags and films, BioCycle, Forester Media, WeCare Organics, and more! ICAW sponsors help plant educational seeds that increase public awareness of our industry and its pivotal role in growing a sustainable environment.

To become a sponsor, download the Sponsor Call here and fill out the Sponsor Form, then contact Linda Norris-Waldt, ICAW Program Manager 301-897-2715 or at

For more information about ICAW, click here.

For more information about Site Structure Landscape, click here.

Green Alliance members save $150 on an order for the installation of trees, shrubs, perennials or any combination totaling $1,500 or more! They also receive $300 off a patio, wall or walkway installation of $5,000 or more! Not a member? Join here!