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Blooming good opportunity for Essex gardeners

Free compost is on offer for Castle Point gardeners, along with an opportunity to learn how to make your own at home.

Following the success of a similar event last month Castle Point Borough Council’s recycling team is inviting gardeners to come along to its Farmhouse Depot, Canvey Island SS8 0QU, to on Saturday 23 September, 8:30-13:00.

This is part of a campaign by Recycle for Essex to get local people to recycling things such a vegetable peelings, leftover fruit and veg, old teabags and coffee grounds. These items are the perfect ingredients to create rich nutritious compost to help gardens grow and blossom.

Experts will be on hand to offer advice on how to turn waste into an excellent, and natural soil improver which can be used to dress lawns, pot up plants, revitalise flowerbeds and mulched as a plant feed for use on vegetable patches.

There is also free compost available to take away (while stocks last) for any keen gardeners - just bring along a shovel and container.

“One of the best ways to enjoy a bright and beautiful garden is to create your own compost,” said Cllr Ray Howard, Cabinet Member for waste.

“Not only will you be saving money on buying compost from a garden centre, but helping the environment by recycling your household waste.”


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