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Free compost giveaways for East Riding residents start

The annual free compost giveaways for East Riding residents start this week.

Compost giveaways

Around 5,000 bags of compost are due to be given away by East Riding of Yorkshire Council at nine events across the area, starting in Driffield on Friday, 10 May.

Residents are invited to go along to their local event to collect two free 15kg bags of compost per car.

All the compost being given away has been recycled from the food and garden waste East Riding residents have put in their brown bins.

All cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, meat, egg shells, grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds which residents place in their brown bin all get recycled into quality compost.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Our compost giveaways are a thank you to residents for their fantastic efforts in recycling their waste and they are always popular.”

The compost giveaways start at 4pm at each site, except the Beverley and Carnaby events which start at 10am.

The bags of compost will be placed in vehicles by council staff and the giveaways end when all the bags have been handed out on a first come first served basis.

Residents are asked not to queue at the venues beforehand or they may be turned away for safety reasons.

The dates for the compost giveaways are as follows:

  • Friday, 10 May 4pm - Driffield, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, YO25 9DN
  • Saturday, 11 May 10am – Beverley, Beverley council depot, Annie Reed Road, off Grovehill Road and Beck View Road, HU17 0LF.
  • Wednesday, 15 May 4pm – Preston, South Holderness School (Technical College), HU12 8UZ
  • Thursday, 16 May 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU
  • Friday, 17 May 4pm – Pocklington, Henry Thirsk Amenity Centre car park (Pocklington Town AFC), The Balk, YO42 2NZ
  • Saturday, 18 May 10am – Carnaby, council depot, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Lancaster Road YO15 3QY
  • Monday 20, May 4pm – Withernsea, Pavilion Car Park next to East Riding Leisure Withernsea, Station Road, HU19 2QA
  • Tuesday, 21 May 4pm - Hornsea, Broadway Car Park, HU18 1PZ
  • Wednesday, 22 May 4pm – Elloughton, Brantingham Park rugby ground, HU15 1HX