New compost giveaway to be held in the Brough and Elloughton area next week

Thu, 12 May 2022

A new free compost giveaways run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be held in the Brough and Elloughton area next week

The event will be held on Thursday 19 May at 4pm in the car park of Brantingham Park in Elloughton - the home of Hull Ionians RUFC.

The event is now the ninth free compost giveaway being held by the council, which is giving away around 5,000 bags of compost to local residents.

Residents are invited to drive along to the event, where two 15kg bags of compost will be placed into their car boots.

The compost being given away is made directly from the garden and food waste that East Riding residents place in their brown bins for recycling.

Cllr Chris Matthews, the council's portfolio holder for environment and climate change, said: "We're really pleased to be able to bring our compost giveaways to Brough and Elloughton. This event is thanks to last-minute negotiations between East Riding Cllr Terry Gill, the managers of Brantingham Park and our waste and recycling team.

"Our giveaways are the council's way of giving back to residents and thanking them for continuing to be some of the country's top recyclers."

Brown bins can be used to recycle grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds, all cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, bread, meat, egg shells and small amounts of soups, sauces and gravies - all of it gets collected and then transformed into compost.

The compost giveaways began this week in Preston, Hornsea and Goole, and will continue in Withernsea later today (Thursday 12 May).

Here is a list of all the events, including the new one for the Brough and Elloughton area:

Thursday 12 May, 4pm - Withernsea, Pavilion Car Park, Station Road, HU19 2QA

Saturday 14 May, 10am - Carnaby, council depot, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Lancaster Road, YO15 3QY

Monday 16 May, 4pm - Pocklington, Wolds Gliding Club, Hodsow Lane, YO42 1NP.

Thursday 19 May, 4pm - Brough/Elloughton, Brantingham Park, Brantingham Road, Elloughton, HU15 1HX.

Friday 20 May, 4pm - Driffield, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, YO25 9DN.

Saturday 21 May, 10am - Beverley, Beverley council depot, Annie Reed Road, off Grovehill Road and Beck View Road, HU17 0LF

Residents are asked not to queue at the venues beforehand or they may be turned away for safety reasons.

The compost is best used as a soil improver.

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