Free compost giveaways return

August 26, 2022

The free compost giveaways run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council will return next month for a second round.

Nine giveaway events will be held across the area between September 6 to 22, where around 5,000 bags of compost will be handed out for free to local residents.

Residents are invited to drive along to their nearest event, where two 15kg bags of compost will be placed into each car boot.

The events follow nine successful events held in May, which were all well supported by residents.

The compost given away will again be made up directly from the garden and food waste which East Riding residents recycle in their brown bins each year.

Brown bins can take grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds, all cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, bread, meat, eggshells and small amounts of soups, sauces and gravies.

All brown bin contents get recycled into compost by the Biowise plant in Willerby – where the giveaway compost comes from.

Councillor Chris Matthews, the council’s portfolio holder for environment and climate change, said: “The giveaways we held in May were a big success, so we’re hoping this second round will be just as popular with residents.

“We hold these events as our way of thanking the residents of the East Riding for their continued support of our recycling schemes.”

The Goole giveaway will take place at West Park on Tuesday, September 13 at 4pm. The full list of other events can be found on the council’s website.

Residents are asked not to queue at the venues beforehand or they may be turned away for safety reasons. The compost is best used as a soil improver.


ERYC’s popular compost giveaways will return this month. (01-09-121 SU)

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