Council gives compost to residents

Luton Borough Council are giving away free compost, at the Household Waste Recycling Centres on Eaton road and Progress way on May 10 and 11, as part of International Compost Awareness week.

Residents will need a bag and shovel to collect their compost, on a first-come, first served basis and is limited to one bag per household, the recycling centres are open from 9am till 8pm.

Shaun Askins, the council’s strategic waste manager, said: “Many people don’t realise that more than 30 per cent of an average household bin can be composted, and although many households already compost at home we want others to get involved.”