Free soil improver this Compost Week

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being given the chance to pick up some free soil improver as part of Compost Awareness Week next week.

The opportunity has been organised by East Cambridgeshire District Council with the giveaway taking place at two locations:

*       Fountain Lane Car Park in Soham on Tuesday 6 May, 9am until 4pm
*       Tesco supermarket on Angel Drove in Ely on Thursday 8th May, 9am until 4pm.

Residents are invited to bring their own bags and collect some soil improver to help their gardens bloom or to use on allotments to grow their vegetables grow.

There will also be information about how your recycling and garden waste is processed as well as the chance to enter a prize draw to win a wind-up/solar powered radio and wind up torches.

Darren Hughes, Waste Officer at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “Compost Awareness Week is a fantastic opportunity to show the value of recycling. Since the introduction of wheeled bins in East Cambridgeshire we have seen the amount of recycling in the district increase rapidly. A lot of this is through the amount of organic waste which residents are recycling and diverting from landfill to be turned into something to help gardens and allotments grow. So we hope lots of people will come down to our events we are holding next week to not only pick up some free soil improver but learn how to make their own.”

For further information please call on 01353 665555 or visit

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