Great Compost Giveaway 2011
During Compost Awareness Week 2011 (Sunday 1 May to Saturday 7 May) all the councils in West London are giving residents the opportunity to collect free compost to use on your garden. The compost is supplied by Harefield-based West London Composting where garden and food waste from homes across west London is taken to be composted.
The compost will be loose, so residents are asked to come to the events with a shovel and their own bags to take the compost home. As well as free compost you could also pick up a compost bin or get details of your local compost bin scheme and get information about composting in your garden at home. The amount of compost is limited so residents will be restricted to approximately 100 litres, arrive early before the compost runs out.
Home composting is a good way of getting value from your food waste and garden waste. Once the organic material has composted, you will get compost you can use on the garden.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Chair of the WLWA: “Good compost is the crucial ingredient for any garden so it’s fantastic that we’re able to offer compost that has been made thanks to the keen recycling gardeners of West London back for free. Cheap compost bins are also on offer to help gardeners across West London reap the rewards of their work in the garden. I’d encourage all keen gardeners to come along to the compost giveaway in their borough and pick up their free compost.”
To find out more about composting visit our composting webpage and follow the useful links to lots of other information.
Find your local event
Tuesday 3 May 2011 8am to 4pm
Wednesday 4 May 2011 8am to 4pm
Go to Brent Household Reuse and Recycling Centre for a compost giveaway and compost bin sale.
One bag of compost will be given to each resident bringing a voucher from the Brent Magazine. Home composting bins will be available to buy on site for £5.
Friday 6 May 2011 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Go to Walpole Park for a compost giveaway and advice about composting at home.Visit the walled garden to get information and advice about composting at home then take a stroll to the Mattock Lane entrance of the park to collect up to 100 litres of free compost.
Wednesday 4 May 2011 from 9am
Go to Roxeth Recreation Ground to collect free compost and get information about composting at home. Compost will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Thursday 5 May 2011 from 9am
Go to Kenton Recreation Ground to collect free compost and get information about composting at home. Compost will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Sunday 1 May 2011 9am – midday
West London Composting
Newyears Green Lane
Go along to the compost giveaway – collect 10mm compost to use at home. Bring your own bags and you can take up part of 24 tonnes of compost. Compost will be given on a first come first served basis. Once the compost is gone the gates will be closed. Cars with trailers will be turned away at the gate.
Tuesday 3 May 2011 7 – 8pm
Go to Hounslow Civic Centre, Lampton Road to hear a brief talk from an expert in composting and ask him any questions about getting composting at home working for you.
Thursday 5 May 2011 7 – 8pm
Go to Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN to hear a brief talk from an composting expert and find out what you want to know about composting. Places are limited at this venue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your free place.
Saturday 7 May 2011 10am to 2pm
Go to Hounslow Heath Nature Reserve, Staines Road, TW4 5RB for a compost giveaway and expert advice about compost from a master composter.Visit the nature reserve to collect up to 100 litres of free compost and ask a master composter about composting in your garden at home. You can also see different ways to compost at home including using a wormery.
Saturday 30 April 2011 8am to 6pm
Sunday 1 May 2011 9am – 4pm
Go to Townmead Road Household Reuse and Recycling Centre for a compost giveaway and compost bin sale.Collect up to 100 litres of compost, buy a discounted compost bin, find out how to buy a compost bin and have it delivered to your home and get more information about how to compost at home to make the most of your garden cuttings.