Free compost giveaway to green fingered residents

A free compost giveaway and low cost compost bins are being offered to Oxfordshire residents to mark National Compost Awareness Week (7 - 13 May 2017).  Home composting is easy and inexpensive to do and can transform your kitchen and garden waste into a free, nutrient rich food for your garden.

Local events

Oxfordshire's volunteer Master Composters will be offering advice and guidance on home composting at a series of events taking place across the county:

Composting tips

Now is the perfect time to start composting or to improve your existing compost. For details on how to buy a reduced price compost bin, visit www.getcomposting.com . For advice and tips about home composting, visit www.recycleforoxfordshire.org.uk .

Master Composters

Oxfordshire's team of volunteer Master Composters are trained to help people to start composting at home, and support those who already do so.

In return for free training and support, Master Composters commit to carrying out 30 hours voluntary work in their local communities. They work with local groups such as schools and gardening clubs as well as friends and neighbours - wherever they feel they can help.

If you would like to talk to a Master Composter about attending an event or helping with your school composting, please email waste.management@oxfordshire.gov.uk or call 01865 816043.