Council give-away for local gardeners

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 from 9am until 4pm and at Tesco in Angel Drove in Ely on Thursday from 9am until 4pm.

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

Darren Hughes, Waste Officer at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “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 to our events not only pick up some free soil improver but learn how to make their own.”