Compost Awareness week

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A roadshow to celebrate nature’s own way of recycling is set to tour Cambridgeshire next week.

Local authorities in Cambridgeshire and the waste management company AmeyCespa are inviting residents to celebrate Compost Awareness Week and learn about how they can turn their kitchen and garden waste into compost.

During the tour, experts will be on hand to answer any compost questions and explain how to make compost at home. There will also be free high quality soil improver available which was made from kitchen and garden waste that residents put out for collection. This compost has recently been granted the prestigious PAS100 standard, confirming its high quality.

Budding gardeners wishing to take advantage of the free compost can bring their sacks for filling up at Wisbech at the Morrisons, Elm High Road, on May 16 from 9am to 3pm.

Leon Livermore, Head of Supporting Businesses and Communities Service at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “Compost Awareness week is a great time to learn about the importance of recycling. For example, did you know that some of the food waste you cannot eat can be home composted, such as egg shells, vegetable peelings and old salad leaves? All the remaining cooked and uncooked food waste, like bones, fish bones, meat and leftovers can be put in your green or brown bin (or sack) to be turned into a peat-free compost to benefit Cambridgeshire’s farms, gardens and parks. So as our residents are among the best recyclers in the country, we thought we would take the opportunity to say a big thank you for their efforts they have made by giving them some free compost.”

Free loose compost is available all year round at the Cambridgeshire waste transfer stations which includes the one at March.

For more information about home composting and where to purchase discounted compost bins visit