Cré was established in 2001 and was formally registered as a CLG in the Republic of Ireland in 2003.  Initially set up to represent the fledging composting sector and in later years developed to include anaerobic digestion in the Republic of Ireland.

Cré has over 80 member organisations from Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy and Norway. Our membership represents a wide range of public and private sector stakeholders including, local authorities, composting sites, anaerobic digestion sites, colleges, consultants, waste companies and technology/trade suppliers.

We represent Irish and non-Irish members supporting their business in the Republic of Ireland under the following objectives:

  • To promote composting and anaerobic digestion in Ireland;
  • To promote the use of quality assured compost/digestate products;
  • To infuse best practices into the development of the industry;
  • Promote proper management of organic waste in the business community;
  • Promote home and on-site composting;
  • Promote research in relevant sectors;
  • Promote proper management of organic waste to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases generated; and
  • Inform members on new emerging technologies.

In term of advocacy and policy representation Cré operates on a Republic of Ireland and EU basis only.

The 2022 membership application form can be downloaded here –

Membership Form 2024

Cré Constitution Dec 21

Member Code of Conduct

Membership Reports

Every year Cré is involved in many programmes, projects and industry advocating activities from lobbying to research to training. Cré activities can be viewed in the following reports

Cre CLG Annual Report 2021

Cre Annual Report 2022