Free compost for Watford residents

Free compost is available for Watford residents on Saturday 12 May

Published: Friday, 6th April 2018

To celebrate the start of growing season and to thank residents for recycling their food and garden waste, Watford Borough Council and Veolia will be holding a compost giveaway during International Compost Awareness Week (6 to 13 May) on Saturday 12 May, between 10am and 1pm at Wiggenhall Depot.

10 tonnes of compost will be available to Watford residents who bring a proof of address (council tax or utility bill), and their own bags and shovels. Residents can help themselves to up to three bags of compost kindly donated by West London Composting - the facility where Watford’s food and garden waste is processed.

Section Head for Waste and Streetcare Jamie Sells said: “It’s great that so many of our residents recycle their food and garden waste, so we’d like to offer free compost to say thank you. Last year’s event was very successful so we hope there will be a great turnout this year too. Please come along and help yourself.”

Watford Borough Council and Veolia staff will be offering help and advice on food and garden waste recycling and home composting. They will also be able to direct and assist residents where required, but please be aware that this is a self-service event and you will need to fill your own bags with compost and transport them to your car, so bring someone along with you to help if needed.

The entrance and the car park are expected to get very busy so please be prepared to wait and be considerate to other vehicles and pedestrians around you.

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