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Free compost giveaway to Dacorum residents


To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (7-13 May), we're giving away free compost to residents.

Head to Cupid Green Depot, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7BA, on Sunday 14 May between 9am and 11am for the garden giveaway.

The compost will be pre-bagged and strictly limited to two bags per vehicle, and given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Last year, by putting grass cuttings, leaves, twigs, flowers and weeds into their green-lidded bins, Dacorum’s residents diverted over 10,000 tonnes of garden waste from landfill so that it could be recycled into compost instead. D Williams and Co is the company responsible for converting the contents of the green-lidded bin into this nutrient-rich compost, which will be on offer at the giveaway.

Compost has a range of benefits, such as improving soil quality, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertiliser and pesticides, and is even an effective method of reducing harmful greenhouse gases.

Craig Thorpe, Group Manager for Environmental Services, said, “The compost giveaway is a great opportunity to say thank you to our residents for their recycling efforts. I hope they take this great opportunity to see what their garden waste is made into and use this nutrient-rich compost to help grow strong, healthy plants and vegetables in their gardens. The event has grown in popularity each year and we look forward to seeing residents again.”

For more information about the Free Compost Giveaway event, please visit our home composting page.

Please note: cardboard or food waste should not be put in your green-lidded bin - for a reminder of what materials can go in, please visit our green-lidded bin page.