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Posted on: 13 March, 2018

Garden Organics 1st birthday celebrations continue

In a continuation of our celebration of the one year anniversary of the Garden Organics service, Singleton Council is giving away another load of compost next week to our ratepayers.

Council’s waste team gave away 1,000 native plant seedlings and 200 bags of compost in less than an hour on Sunday, and next week’s giveaway is in direct response to Singleton’s enthusiasm for green living.

Council’s hugely popular compost bins will also be available again for the sale price of $20.

Acting Director Planning and Infrastructure Services Group, Mary-Anne Crawford said Council was thrilled with the response from the community.

“We opted to do our giveaway at the Sunday Market’s in order to make it as accessible as possible for residents, and we were absolutely blown away with everyone’s enthusiasm,” she said.

“For those missed out on the weekend, please stop by Council’s administration building next Wednesday between 10 a.m. and Noon to collect a free bag of compost. We only have limited supply - so don’t forget the early bird catches the worm!”

Singleton teamed up with Maitland and Cessnock councils and Solo Resource Recovery to introduce the green bin service in March last year. Since then, Singleton has collected 2,400 tonnes of organics waste that otherwise would have gone to landfill.

The compost giveaway will be available from Council’s Administration building on Wednesday 21 March from 10 a.m. to Noon. 130 bags of compost will be available.

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