The big compost giveaway

Ealing Council’s recycling team will be giving away 10 tonnes of compost at Walpole Park on Saturday, 11 May as part of Compost Awareness Week.

home composting

The giveaway will take place from 9am to 3pm.

The compost is made from recycled food and garden waste collected from homes across west London. Residents are asked to come to the event via Mattock Lane vehicle entrance of the park with their own bags, containers and shovels as the compost will be loose. Staff from the council’s recycling team will be on hand to offer advice and information on composting.

Compost is great for your garden and can be made at home easily with your garden waste, using everyday items such as peelings, teabags, coffee grounds, filter paper and scrunched up newspaper and cardboard.

Residents can also dispose of garden waste by subscribing to the council’s garden waste collection service. Subscriptions can be completed online or by calling 020 8825 6000.

The subscription is £40 for the whole year until March 2014 and people can sign up at any time. There is a discounted fee of £30 for residents over 65 and those who receive means-tested benefits.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said ‘Spring has finally arrived and it’s that time of the year again so don’t miss your chance as part of our big compost giveaway.  All green fingered gardeners are welcome, just don’t forget to bring your own bags.’

In addition, the council in partnership with Straight Plc, is offering residents reduced prices on compost bins. Prices start at £16.98. Phone 0845 130 6090 for further details or order onlline.