Dacorum Borough Council is giving away free compost for residents to use on their gardens, to celebrate Compost Awareness Week (Sunday 6 to Saturday 12 May 2012).
Dacorum residents can pick up high quality compost, made from the contents of the borough’s green wheeled bins, by bringing their own bags (maximum of four per household) to:
Cupid Green Depot, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7BA,
on Sunday 13 May, between 10.00am and 3pm.
As the compost will be given away on a first come first served basis we advise residents to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Councillor Julie Laws, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability said “Using the green wheeled bin not only keeps waste out of landfill, but also helps provide a really useful product, compost. Giving this compost back to those people who helped create it is recycling at its best, and is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ for everyone’s excellent recycling efforts throughout the year. Please do come along, bring a bag and pick up your free compost.”
Across Dacorum, residents recycle around 15,000 tonnes of food waste, cardboard and garden waste in their green wheeled bins each year, diverting the waste from landfill. This green waste is composted into nutrient rich compost by Envar, who are supporting compost awareness week by giving it back to residents for use in their gardens.
In addition to free compost, residents will be given useful information and tips on how to get started with home composting, including special offers on home composting bins.
Those who would like more information on the event should contact Dacorum Borough Council on 01442 228000 and ask for Waste Services.