A total of 55 tonnes – around 4,500 bags – of compost was handed out to residents across the area by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s waste and recycling team.

The compost giveaways will return in September as a result of the positive feedback from the May events.

The second round is being held as a thank you to residents for keeping up their good work in recycling their waste, according to ERYC.

Organised by the council’s waste and recycling officers, the events were a team effort, with staff from the waste and recycling, refuse, street cleaning and grounds and forestry teams all pitching in.

All of the compost given away was recycled from the food and garden waste East Riding residents place in their brown bins.

All brown bin contents get recycled into compost by the Biowise plant in Willerby, where all the giveaway compost came from.

Councillor Paul West, the council’s portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “These compost giveaways were the busiest we’ve held since before the pandemic and we’ve had some great feedback from the residents who came along.

The East Riding is still one of the top performing areas in the country for recycling waste.

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