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Free compost
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Free compost

Almost 12,500 tonnes of food and garden waste is collected from North Ayrshire each year.

This is then recycled into rich compost which is:

  • made available for use by the Council
  • offered from time to time to residents for free

This helps us to close the loop and provide you with a valuable resource. You can then use the compost in your garden to grow healthy vegetables and plants.

If you're a resident of North Ayrshire, our free compost giveaways will offer you a chance to give your plants a boost. We will be giving away 100 tonnes of compost over the summer. The compost will be loose, so please bring a bag and shovel with you.

Locations and dates will be announced soon, so look out for updates on our social media channels.

Please adhere to local COVID-19 guidance. If the site is busy, please stay in your car or come back later when it is quieter.

Remember the FACTS:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay two metres away from other people
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms

By recycling the Right Stuff in the Right Bin, you can:

  • help us reduce the £3 million spent sending waste for final disposal
  • contribute to environmental initiatives such as these which give something back to the community

Thank you for recycling your food and garden waste in your Brown Bin.