Compost giveaway is back again

Published: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Warrington Borough Council’s popular compost giveaway is back in June with up to two free bags on offer per household.

From Thursday 1 June to the 16 June, the council’s recycling team will be giving out free compost on a first-come first-served basis. The compost is bagged, and residents are invited to come and collect a bag or two from us.

David Boyer, assistant director of transport and environment, said: “Since the council started kerbside collections of garden waste in 2006, we have managed to compost 137,000 tonnes a big thank-you to everyone for your support for the garden waste service.

“We are also delighted that 36,000 people have signed up for our green bin licence for 2017. There is still time to sign up and get your green waste collected this year.”

If you would like to come and collect some compost at any of these events, please be aware that there is a limited amount available each day, so come early before it runs out.

For more information on how to compost and for your garden waste service collection dates and much more, visit

The compost giveaway events will take place from 11am until 3pm at the Gateworth and Woolston recycling centres and from 5.30pm until 7pm at Gulliver’s World.

Thursday 1 June         Gatewarth Community Recycling Centre

Thursday 1 June         Woolston Community Recycling Centre

Wednesday 7 June      Gatewarth Community Recycling Centre

Wednesday 7 June      Woolston Community Recycling Centre

Wednesday 14 June    Gatewarth Community Recycling Centre

Wednesday 14 June    Woolston Community Recycling Centre

Friday 16 June            Westbrook - Big Party, Gullivers World Theme Park, 5.30pm - 7pm