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Free compost giveaway returns to Driffield

Residents of Driffield and the Wolds will be able to take advantage of free compost giveaways during September once again.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has returned for its second round of the giveaways at nine sites.

Members of the council’s team will be at Driffield Showground from 4pm on Thursday 22nd September.
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 car boot.

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 events follow nine successful events held in May, which were all well supported by residents.

The compost given away will again be made up directly from the garden and food waste which East Riding residents recycle in their brown bins each year.

Brown bins can take grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds, all cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, bread, meat, eggshells and small amounts of soups, sauces and gravies.

All brown bin contents get recycled into compost by the Biowise plant in Willerby – where the giveaway compost comes from.

Other nearby giveaways are at the council depot Lancaster Road at Carnaby Industrial Estate from 10am on Saturday 10th September, as well as the council depot on Annie Reed Road, Beverley, at the same time a week later.

The remaining sites are in Preston, Hornsea, Pocklington, Goole, Withernsea and Brough/Elloughton.

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