Green fingered Kidsgrove residents can reap the rewards of all their hard work recycling garden waste at Brampton Park on Saturday, 26 May from 10am-2pm.
Officers from the borough council will be on-hand in the gazebo to give Kidsgrove residents some hot tips on home composting.
Up for grabs are two free bags of compost per Kidsgrove household recycled from gardens in the borough on a first come, first served basis.
Trevor Nicoll, head of recycling and fleet services, said: “At least 20 per cent of all household waste in England is garden waste. What better way to thank residents for composting garden waste than to give it back to them free of charge.
“Compost is the end product of the green waste collected from homes and taken to an open windrow farm in nearby Acton where it breaks down, is sieved and turned, eventually becoming compost.”
Keen Kidsgrove gardeners can also talk about the additional garden waste bins available at £35.00.
The dog wardens and the Britain in Bloom team will also be part of the line-up, promoting the services of the dog team and the full programme for the popular “Britain in Bloom” competition that runs from May until October.
And information leaflets on how residents can buy a reduced cost compost bin are available to take away - the Staffordshire Recycling Partnership, will help children to plant free seeds in recycled plant pots and yoghurt pots found in the home.
Home Composting helps to keep garden and household waste out of landfill sites, and also produces nutritious compost, which can be used on flower beds and vegetable plots, for patio planters, hanging baskets and even window boxes.
Home Composting allows you to feed your garden for free and also cuts down on the amount of waste going to be incinerated.
And people already composting or growing their own vegetables, who just want to be a ‘greener’ gardener using water butts or peat-free compost, can pick up some great tips at this event.