Free compost to be made available in village

PUBLISHED: 18:54 01 October 2009 | UPDATED: 16:08 11 May 2010

FREE compost is to be made available for green-fingered residents of Thriplow. County councillor Susan van de Ven contacted waste management firm Donarbon after a suggestion from a local allotment holder that compost be made available at the village recyc

FREE compost is to be made available for green-fingered residents of Thriplow.

County councillor Susan van de Ven contacted waste management firm Donarbon after a suggestion from a local allotment holder that compost be made available at the village recycling centre, on Gravel Pit Hill.

She said: "Until now, residents have had to drive all the way to Waterbeach to collect their free compost, meaning more traffic, more burning of petrol, more cost to householders.

"While there will be no charge for the compost, there will be a goodwill box and donations will be given to a local charity, probably to be decided upon by the local community," she said.

Thriplow Recycling Centre is due to undergo some extension and upgrade work from mid-October, with a finish date of February. The compost will be available after that.

Cllr Van de Ven said: "It has been suggested by allotment holders that the compost be supplied loose and people bring their own bags which I think is a good idea.

"The new system will be up and running for springtime - good timing for vegetable growers," she said.

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