Around 5,000 bags of compost are to be given away free to residents in the East Riding next month.
All the compost being given away has been recycled from the food and garden waste. This has been collected by East Riding residents that they have put in their brown bins.
Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“We’ve been running our popular compost giveaways for many years. As a ‘thank you’ to residents for their fantastic efforts in recycling their waste.”
“The East Riding also now has the highest recycling rate in England for the second year running. That’s down to the support of residents.”
“It’s also great to see the recycled waste from brown bins going to good use and returning to people’s gardens as compost.”
How Compost Given Away Is Produced In The East Riding Of Yorkshire
All cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, meat, egg shells, grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and also weeds which residents place in their brown bin all get recycled into quality compost.
It will be placed in vehicles by council staff. The giveaways will end when all the bags have been handed out on a first come first served basis.
Residents are also being asked not to queue beforehand or they may be turned away for safety reasons.
Using compost is also good for the environment. As a result of using it helps save water while recycling organic materials.