Free compost giveaways to be held next month free compost giveaways run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be back in May 2022.
Eight giveaway events will be held across the area between Monday 9 May and Saturday 21 May, 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 of their car boots.
As always, the compost being given away will be made directly from the garden and food waste which East Riding residents recycle in their brown bins.
The scheme has been running a number of years and returned in September after a Covid break. All events will be Covid-safe and residents are asked to stay in their vehicles.
Cllr Chris Matthews, the council’s portfolio holder for environment and climate change, said: “Compost giveaways are really important because they are the council’s way of giving back to residents and thanking them for continuing to recycle.
“The East Riding is still one of the top areas in the country for recycling and that’s down to the fantastic efforts of residents.”
Brown bins can be used to recycle grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds, all cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, bread, meat, egg shells and small amounts of soups, sauces and gravies - all of it gets collected and then transformed into compost.
Dates for the giveaways in 2022 are listed below. They will also be advertised in local newspapers, our own newsletter, 'Your East Riding', which is delivered to your home, and on our Facebook and Twitter sites.
Free compost will be given away at the following events:
Compost giveaways - 2022
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|Monday 9 May ||Preston, South Holderness School Technical College, HU12 8UZ ||From 4.30pm |
|Tuesday 10 May ||Hornsea, Broadway Car Park, HU18 1PZ ||From 4pm |
|Wednesday 11 May ||Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU ||From 4pm |
|Thursday 12 May ||Withernsea, Pavilion Car Park next to East Riding Leisure Withernsea, Station Road, HU19 2QA ||From 4pm |
|Saturday 14 May ||Carnaby, council depot, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Lancaster Road YO15 3QY ||From 10am |
|Monday 16 May ||Pocklington, Wolds Gliding Club, Hodsow Lane, YO42 1NP ||From 4pm |
|Thursday 19 May || Elloughton, Hull Ionians RUFC, Brantingham Park, Elloughton, HU15 1HX || From 4pm |
|Friday 20 May || Driffield, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, YO25 9DN ||From 4pm |
|Saturday 21 May ||Beverley, Beverley council depot, Annie Reed Road, off Grovehill Road and Beck View Road, HU17 0LF ||From 10am |
Video also available
A video from the 2018 compost giveaway filmed at Driffield Showground: