Free bags of 50L Compost made from your garden waste
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Free bags of 50L Compost made from your garden waste

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Found 5th May 2014
I called into my local refuse collection centre (Palmerston Road) and they had 2 pallets of garden compost to give away for free. Max 2 bags per person but this is top quality stuff!

I'm assuming this is for the greater Belfast area and surrounding councils.

belfastcity.gov.uk/bin…spx

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Nice find. Nothing showing for Lisburn Council but I'll keep an eye out. Cheers.

Original Poster

On the bag is a photo of Lisburn/ Larne and other Councils so I think they all will have them.

I sneakily tried to go to Park Road in Belfast for another 2 bags but the marathon runners prevented me
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 5th May 2014

£3.50 for a 40 litres here

Can't find anything on line for Carrickfergus/Larne - might phone the council's offices tomorrow. Thanks

nice .. will try tomorrow if possible

what a good idea.

btw, I'm in England so should I have voted cold as it's useless for me ? I voted HOT !!!

jonnithomas

btw, I'm in England so should I have voted cold as it's useless for me ? … btw, I'm in England so should I have voted cold as it's useless for me ? I voted HOT !!!



East Riding of Yorkshire Council regularly does this but only available to it's own council tax payers/residents

Great offer wish it was national

mjpower4

Great offer wish it was national



Depends on individual local authorities & their recycling policies......some recycle almost everything others the absolute minimum....while some sell their compost to companies to increase their income & help pay for their services. I bought a bag of compost recently from B&M & it was clear that it had at some time come from a household recycling centre

Bedford council did this last year at the tip on Barkers Lane. It was 1 bag per person per week. Not the best stuff but OK for free to mix into borders.

simate

Bedford council did this last year at the tip on Barkers Lane. It was 1 … Bedford council did this last year at the tip on Barkers Lane. It was 1 bag per person per week. Not the best stuff but OK for free to mix into borders.


Flippin heck, would have been perfect for me, I live right on the Scottish border!oO

Fenland Council give it away for free - you have to bag it yourself but basically unlimited. I take the trailer down and fill that.

One of the collection points is March recycling centre if anyone is local - more details here - ameycespa.com/eas…ion.

If you go to the croydon council dump yard in purley way you can help yourself to 2 or 3 black bags of compost. You have to fill the bags yourself but worthwhile.

manchester anyone?

We live in the London Borough of Havering. We pay £36 a year for a wheelie bin to take our garden rubbish away once a fortnight - and they're fussy about what goes in it - then, to add insult to injury, they sell the stuff back to you when it has composted!

I see that the bag in the picture says it is made from food as well - that is something we are not allowed to put in our bins, not even windfalls, so if you have those you still have to get rid of them yourself and NOT in the black bags (which we also have to pay for!)

(Still added heat though - I know a good deal when I see one, lol)
Edited by: "toomanychoices" 6th May 2014

toomanychoices

We live in the London Borough of Havering. We pay £36 a year for a … We live in the London Borough of Havering. We pay £36 a year for a wheelie bin to take our garden rubbish away once a fortnight - and they're fussy about what goes in it - then, to add insult to injury, they sell the stuff back to you when it has composted!I see that the bag in the picture says it is made from food as well - that is something we are not allowed to put in our bins, not even windfalls, so if you have those you still have to get rid of them yourself and NOT in the black bags (which we also have to pay for!)(Still added heat though - I know a good deal when I see one, lol)



In the east riding of yorkshire we have a brown bin collected once a fortnight into which we can put any organic garden waste, cardboard & food (fresh or cooked including bones, egsghells etc) this is what goes away to be composted....this is included in our council tax, but then our region has one of the highest council tax charges per capita in the country

corred1964

[quote=toomanychoices] We live in the London Borough of Havering. We pay … [quote=toomanychoices] We live in the London Borough of Havering. We pay £36 a year for a wheelie bin to take our garden rubbish away once a fortnight - and they're fussy about what goes in it - then, to add insult to injury, they sell the stuff back to you when it has composted!I see that the bag in the picture says it is made from food as well - that is something we are not allowed to put in our bins, not even windfalls, so if you have those you still have to get rid of them yourself and NOT in the black bags (which we also have to pay for!)(Still added heat though - I know a good deal when I see one, lol)



In the east riding of yorkshire we have a brown bin collected once a fortnight into which we can put any organic garden waste, cardboard & food (fresh or cooked including bones, egsghells etc) this is what goes away to be composted....this is included in our council tax, but then our region has one of the highest council tax charges per capita in the country[/quote

It's no comfort to your wallet, but at least you seem to be getting what you pay for (_;)

Around here (South Ribble) the compost made from recycling is given to community groups, then periodically available to the public. Next public giveaway is tomorrow (Wed 7th) at Sainsburys in Fulwood, bring your own bags.

GlentoranMark

On the bag is a photo of Lisburn/ Larne and other Councils so I think … On the bag is a photo of Lisburn/ Larne and other Councils so I think they all will have them.I sneakily tried to go to Park Road in Belfast for another 2 bags but the marathon runners prevented me



I've just seen that they are at Lisburn... just couldn't see anything on the council website. Great thanks

available in the vale of glamorgan & cardiff

Must be an Irish link, not working on my tab.

Does any-one know if there is some compost in Cornwall near St. Austell??? I just moved here and have a very small garden in a mess!!!

Its £1-£2 in ours, Worcester

environment friendly post thanks added some heat
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