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Free compost giveaways for East Riding residents are to return in May

East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be handing out 5,000 bags of compost – 60 tonnes – to local residents over nine events between May 13th and 28th. 

As normal, residents are invited to drive along to their nearest giveaway event, where two bags of compost will be placed into their car boots by council staff. 

The giveaways will start in Pocklington before moving on to Brough/Elloughton, Withernsea, Beverley, Preston, Goole, Hornsea, Carnaby and finish in Driffield. 

The compost being given away will be entirely made up from the recycled garden and food waste which East Riding residents place in their brown bins. 

Councillor Paul West, the council’s portfolio holder for environment and transport said: “We’ve been running our compost giveaways for a number of years now and they’ve been as popular as ever. 

“They are the council’s way of thanking residents across the area for their fantastic, continuing support of our recycling schemes.” 

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

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, eggshells and small amounts of soups, sauces and gravies. 

Free compost will be given away at the following events. Please note the new venue for Hornsea: 

  • Monday 13 May from 5pm – Pocklington, Wolds Gliding Club, Hodsow Lane, YO42 1NP. 
  • Wednesday 15 May from 4pm – Brough/Elloughton, Brantingham Park, Elloughton, HU15 1HX. 
  • Friday 17 May from 4pm – Withernsea, Pavilion Car Park, Station Road, HU19 2QA. 
  • Saturday 18 May from 10am – Beverley, council depot, Annie Reed Road, HU17 0LF. 
  • Monday 20 May from 4.30pm – Preston, Lelley Fields Crematorium, Sproatley Road, HU12 8FX. 
  • Wednesday 22 May from 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU. 
  • Friday 24 May from 4.30pm – Hornsea, Freeport, Rolston Road, HU18 1UT. 
  • Saturday 25 May from 10am – Carnaby, council depot, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Lancaster Road, YO15 3QY. 
  • Tuesday 28 May from 4pm – Driffield, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, YO25 9DN. 

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. 

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