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May 01 2013

Free Compost Giveaway – May 9-11, 2013

compostHarrow Council will be giving away 20 tonnes of free compost to residents to mark International Compost Awareness Week, taking place between Monday 6th and Sunday 12th May 2013.

Harrow Council is encouraging its residents to make and use their own compost at home, and is giving away free compost to get them started. The compost that will be given away is made from the waste collected from the brown bins.

Most people don’t realise that up to 30 per cent of their household bin is made up of organic waste which can be turned into compost. Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden.

This great giveaway will take place at the following locations:

Thursday 9th May between 9:30am and 12pm
Kenton Recreation Ground, Carlton Avenue car park.

Friday 10th May between 9.30am and 12pm
Roxeth Recreation Ground, Eastcote Road car park

Saturday 11th May between 12am and 4pm
Harrow Civic Centre, visitor’s car park

A composting expert from the London Community Resource Network will also be on hand to offer advice and to answer your questions. Compost will be given to residents on a first come first served basis and there will be a limited supply. Don’t forget to bring a strong bag, wheelbarrow or bucket to take your compost away in!

Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety, Councillor Phillip O’Dell, said: “Last year’s compost giveaway was a real success, with people queuing for their share, so I really hope our residents are just as keen to get composting again this year. It takes very little effort and diverts a lot of waste away from landfill, so I would encourage all residents to come along and get some free compost to help keep Harrow clean and green.”

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