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Free compost giveaways for East Riding residents

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Around 5,000 bags of compost are to be given away free to East Riding residents next month.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council's annual compost giveaways will be held over two weeks at 10 locations across the area, starting in Market Weighton on Tuesday 9 May.

Residents are invited to go along to their local event to collect two free 15kg bags of compost per car, which will be placed in their vehicles by council staff.

All the compost being given away originated from residents' brown bins.

All the food and garden waste placed in the bins – including grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds, all cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, meat and egg shells – gets recycled into quality compost for the garden.

Councillor Symon Fraser, the council's portfolio holder for asset management, housing and environment, said: "The council has been running the compost giveaways for a number of years as a gesture of thanks to residents for their fantastic efforts in recycling their rubbish."The East Riding is now the second best authority in the whole of England for its recycling rate and that's down to the support of residents."And it's great that the recycled garden and food waste is going to good use and returning to people's gardens as compost."

The giveaways start at 4pm at each site, except the Beverley event which starts at 10am.

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:
Tuesday 9 May 4pm – Market Weighton, Market Car Park, YO43 3AJ
Wednesday 10 May 4pm – Elloughton, Brantingham Park, HU15 1HX
Thursday 11 May 4pm – Preston, South Holderness School, HU12 8UZ
Friday 12 May 4pm – Driffield, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, YO25 9DN
Saturday 13 May 10am – Beverley, Beverley council depot, Annie Reed Road, off Grovehill Road and Beck View Road, HU17 0LF.
Monday 15 May 4pm – Bridlington, Hilderthorpe Coach and Car Park, YO15 3HA
Tuesday 16 May 4pm – Hornsea, Broadway Car Park, HU18 1PZ
Wednesday 17 May 4pm – Withernsea, Market Car Park, HU19 2QA
Thursday 18 May 4pm – Pocklington, Henry Thirsk Amenity Centre car park (Pocklington Town AFC), The Balk, YO42 2NZ
Friday 19 May 4pm – Goole, West Park, DN14 6UU