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Composting

When are the next compost giveaways?

The compost giveaway events for 2014 which have been confirmed are:

7 May         Hornsea - Broadway car park, HU18 1PZ

8 May         Preston - South Holderness School, Front car park

9 May         Hessle - Humber Bridge Lorry car park

13 May       Market Weighton - Market car park, Market Place, YO43 3AJ

14 May       Withernsea - Pavilion/Market car park, Station Road, HU19 2QA

16 May       Elloughton - Brantingham Ionians Rugby Club, Brantingham Park, Brantingham Road

20 May       Driffield - Driffield Show Ground, Kelleythorpe, YO25 9DN

21 May       Bridlington - Hilderthorpe coach park, Hilderthorpe Road,  YO15 3HA

Please note:  All giveaways will start from 4pm.   Please do not queue beforehand as this may impact on traffic in the local area. 

2 bags of compost will be available to each household. 

Other venues may be added if suitable sites are found.

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What can I compost at home?

Home composting can help households recycle food waste such as peelings, tea bags, uncooked fruit and vegetables.  The document below shows what can be composted at home:

Composting at home (pdf 137kb opens in new window)

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How do I buy a home composter?

The East Riding of Yorkshire council offers subsidised compost bins, wormeries and kitchen digesters which are sold through Straight Recycling Plc. Visit their website below or ring 0845 1306090 to place an order:

East Riding Get Composting (external East Riding website)

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How do I get the best results from using a home composter?

The key to good compost lies in getting the mix right. You need to ensure a good balance of green materials, such as vegetable peelings and grass cuttings, with the browns, which include cardboard and paper. 

For more information on using a composter, including more details on what can be composted at home and subsidised prices, please visit the composting website:

East Riding Get Composting (external East Riding website)

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What are the alternatives to having a large compost bin?

A wormery or kitchen composter are smaller composting alternatives.

A kitchen composter is an air-tight container to which all food waste can be added, along with Bokashi, a bran-based material with naturally occurring microorganisms. The contents can be dug into the ground or put into a traditional home composter after a few days.

A wormery is a self contained waste system that allows organic kitchen waste to be turned into compost using worms.

For further information on wormeries and kitchen composters, including more details on what can be composted at home and subsidised prices please visit the composting website:

East Riding Get Composting (external East Riding website)

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Where can I buy a water butt?

Local garden centres, shops and DIY stores sell water butts, as do 'Yorkshire Water'.  Water butts along with the council’s promotion of compost bins and other home waste systems, can also be bought through Straight Recycling Plc. Visit their website below or ring 0845 1306090 to place an order:

East Riding Get Composting (external East Riding website)

 

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