Free compost giveaways for East Riding residents begin next week
East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s annual free compost giveaways begin on Saturday 12 May.
Around 5,000 bags of compost will be given away free to residents at 10 events across the East Riding.
Residents are invited to go along to their local event to collect two free 15kg bags of compost per car, which will be placed in their vehicles by council staff.
The giveaways start at 4pm at each site, except the Beverley and Carnaby events which start at 10am.
All the compost being given away has been recycled from the food and garden waste East Riding residents have put in their brown bins.
All cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, meat, egg shells, grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds placed in the brown bins gets recycled into quality compost.
Councillor Symon Fraser, the council’s portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “The council has been running the compost giveaways for a number of years as a gesture of thanks to residents for their fantastic efforts in recycling their rubbish.
“The East Riding has the highest recycling rate in England and that’s down to the support of residents.
“It’s great that the recycled garden and food waste can go to good use and return to people’s gardens as compost.”
The giveaways end when all the bags have been handed out on a first come first served basis.
Residents are asked not to queue at the venues beforehand or they may be turned away for safety reasons.
The dates for the compost giveaways are as follows:
Saturday 12 May 10am – Beverley, Beverley council depot, Annie Reed Road, off Grovehill Road and Beck View Road, HU17 0LF.
Monday 14 May 4pm – Market Weighton, Market Car Park, YO43 3AJ
Tuesday 15 May 4pm – Elloughton, Brantingham Park rugby ground, HU15 1HX
Wednesday 16 May 4pm – Preston, South Holderness School (Technical College), HU12 8UZ
Thursday 17 May 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU
Friday 18 May 4pm – Pocklington, Henry Thirsk Amenity Centre car park (Pocklington Town AFC), The Balk, YO42 2NZ
Saturday 19 May 10am – Carnaby, council depot, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Lancaster Road YO15 3QY
Monday 21 May 4pm – Withernsea, Pavilion Car Park next to East Riding Leisure Withernsea, Station Road, HU19 2QA
Tuesday 22 May 4pm – Hornsea, Broadway Car Park, HU18 1PZ
Friday 25 May 4pm – Driffield, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, YO25 9DN