Get your green fingers on a free compost bin! 

Poster for compost competition

compost binThirty free compost bins are up for grabs for any Lambeth residents who have access to a garden. To enter the compost bin giveaway; you need to live in Lambeth and have your own garden, or access to a communal garden.Enter the competition at before midnight Saturday 9 May.

Veolia and Lambeth council are running the competition as part of International Compost Awareness Week.

If you’re not one of the lucky winners, you can still buy a compost bin, subsidised by the council, from £13.50 at

Steve Verrier, Veolia Lambeth senior contract manager, said: “With more people at home over the past few weeks we’ve seen an increase in the amount of recycling, food and garden waste we’ve been collecting, as well as a lot more appreciation for our crews.

“Now’s a good time to look at how we can be recycling better and wasting less, and composting is a great way to cut down on the amount of waste households produce.”

Cllr Claire Holland, deputy leader of Lambeth council and cabinet lead for Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air  said: “In Lambeth we’re always looking to promote waste reduction to residents, and composting is a really accessible way to do this if you are fortunate enough to have your own back garden or a local community garden nearby.

“We are committed to reducing residual waste by 50kg per household by 2030, and rolling out initiatives like composting more widely across the borough will help get us there.”

The council’s weekly food and garden waste collection service is turned into Veolia’s peat-free compost ProGrow, which is donated to local community growing projects.

For more information on composting visit

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