Ealing’s Annual Compost Giveaway

The event begins at 9am and runs to 4pm or until the 20 tonnes of free compost is all gone. The compost will be in the car park on Perivale Gardens, accessed via Bellevue Road.

Residents are asked to come along with their own bags, containers and shovels as the compost will be loose. There will be a restriction on the quantity that can be taken by each person – approximately 100 litres. It is advised to arrive early to get a share.

The compost is made from recycled food and garden waste collected from homes across west London. Staff from the council’s recycling team and West London Waste Authority, which is responsible for disposing of the waste collected by six London boroughs including Ealing, will also be on hand with information and advice on composting.

People are asked to be considerate to local residents if parking in local roads and to be careful not to block drives or other household access. Pedestrian access is also available from Meadvale Road.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, environment and leisure, said: “Spring is a great time of year to get your garden in shape and enriching your soil with compost is one of the best improvements residents can make. Our compost giveaway is always a really popular event so people are advised to arrive early with their own bags to get their share.”

Compost can easily be made at home using garden waste, as well as everyday waste items such as peelings, teabags, coffee grounds, filter paper and scrunched up newspaper and cardboard. Discounted compost bins are available to Ealing residents at the Get Composting website.

For further information on composting visit: www.ealing.gov.uk/recycling, or www.ealing.gov.uk/gardenwaste to learn more about the council’s garden waste collection service.