Northern Ireland’s leading organics recycling firm Natural World Products (NWP) has joined with a Co Tyrone community group to brighten up and promote wellbeing within the local area.

The Trillick Community Group has been working for the betterment of Trillick and the surrounding area for over four decades, and recently utilised a donation of NWP’s high-quality peat-free ‘New Leaf Compost’ within its community polytunnel and to plant bright blooms throughout the village.

The compost is made by converting household food and garden waste collected from local authorities across Northern Ireland, including Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

Trillick Community Group Treasurer Oliver Breen said:

“We really appreciate the donation of peat-free compost provided to us by NWP. This has allowed us to continue to work for our community and to create a sense of pride of place within Trillick, with the additional benefit of promoting sustainability and contributing to the circular economy.

“We used New Leaf Compost to plant window boxes and flower beds, which have really brightened up the area and highlighted just how well kept and welcoming our village is.

“In addition to the floral installations within the village, we used the compost in our community polytunnel which aims to promote an interest in gardening and horticulture locally, along with positive mental health and wellbeing. This is especially beneficial to the elderly residents of the village as it provides a fantastic social outlet.”

There are more than 20 members of the Trillick Community Group which facilitates a number of initiatives throughout the year, with the overall aim of making Trillick and the surrounding area “a good place for all to live in and prosper”.

NWP Chief Executive Colm Warren commented:

“At NWP, contributing to our local community is a vital part of what we do. We’re passionate about helping to create and maintain a sustainable environment for the benefit of our local areas.

“With this in mind, it is great to be able to donate our high-quality compost to the Trillick Community Group and is particularly rewarding to know that our compost is being used in a way which also positively impacts mental health and wellbeing.

“It is also very fitting that the compost used has been made using discarded household organics from within the locality as NWP works alongside many local authorities across Northern Ireland, including Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. This perfectly represents a truly local circular economy in action.”

NWP is headquartered in Dunmurry with additional recycling facilities in Antrim, Keady, Co Armagh, and Drumanakelly, Co Down.

The firm processes 200 thousand tonnes of food and garden waste annually, delivering over half of all recycling across Northern Ireland.