Free compost giveaway in Welwyn Garden City back by popular demand

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 April 2016

Welwyn Hatfield Council will be giving away free compost

Welwyn Hatfield Council will be giving away free compost

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Gardeners are looking forward to rolling up their sleeves and digging into some free compost in Welwyn Garden City.

Made from organic waste recycled in Welwyn Hatfield, the compost is being given away to budding gardeners on Saturday, May 7 at Stanborough Park.

The event, run by Welwyn Hatfield Council, is back by popular demand and gives away around 10 tonnes of compost.

It is donated by Agrivert which composts the organic waste collected from brown bins, normally spread on local farmland.

Residents can turn up between 8.30am and 12.30pm at the north car park where compost will be given away on a first come, first served basis.

They should bring their own bags or boxes for the compost, and a shovel.

Pam Kettle, the council’s director of finance and operations, said: “We hope this encourages residents out into their gardens, as well as promotes the benefits of recycling.

“We’ll also have officers there, so if anyone has any questions about waste and recycling it’s a good opportunity to meet them.”

Due to high demand, the amount of compost given to each person will be limited to two bags/boxes.

Residents are encouraged to help make high quality compost by recycling the correct items in their brown bin.

Details of which items should be put in brown bins can be found at: http://www.welhat.gov.uk/collections


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