Free compost for Watford residents!

Release Date: 8 May 2012

Watford Borough Council is giving away 10 tonnes of compost to Watford residents in support of Compost Awareness Week for 2012.

Anyone who lives in Watford is welcome to come along to the former Household Waste Recycling Centre site on Wiggenhall Road (WD18 0FB, next to the council’s Wiggenhall Depot) between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 10 May 2012, to pick up three free bags of high quality compost. This is made from the green waste we collect every fortnight via your kerbside recycling scheme.

Alan Gough, Head of Environmental Services at Watford Borough Council said: “This is a great opportunity to reward residents who recycle their green waste throughout the year. We will have information available about how to get started with home composting, and people can also pick up a free kitchen caddy.”

All of the material we collect from your green waste bins – which includes food waste, cardboard, shredded paper grass cuttings, leaves and much more – is taken to West London Composting, to be made into nutrient-rich compost. This is great as a soil conditioner or mulch and also benefits the environment by preventing the waste from ending up in a landfill site, which releases harmful greenhouse gases.

For more advice on composting, and to see how you can order a compost bin, visit our website at: or call us on tel: 01923 235946 during office hours.