The ever-popular free compost giveaways run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council are set to return in May.
Nine giveaway events are to be held across the East Riding, including in Goole, where 55 tonnes of compost - around 4,500 bags - will be given away. All of the compost has been recycled from the garden and food waste that residents have placed in their brown bins. Residents are invited to drive along to their nearest event, where they can claim two free 15kg bags of compost, which will be placed in their car boots for them. The giveaways follow successful events held in May and September last year, which were well-supported by residents.
The Goole giveaway will take place at West Park on Wednesday, May 17 at 4pm, and the full list of other giveaway dates and locations can be found on the ERYC website. Carl Skelton, acting director of streetscene at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “These compost giveaways are always popular and are the council’s way of thanking residents for recycling their waste. “The East Riding is still one of the top performing areas in the country for recycling and that’s down to the fantastic efforts of residents.” 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.
The ever-popular free compost giveaways run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council are set to return in May. (20-04-107 SU)