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Free compost giveaways in Cherwell District

Since its launch six years ago, Cherwell District Council’s annual compost giveaway has attracted more than 10,000 residents and been supported by numerous partnership organisations in encouraging people to adopt a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

This year, alongside the usual offers of free compost, discounted bin sales and various giveaways, members of the council’s green team will also be handing out free wildflower seeds to help the declining number of bees in the UK.


In addition to the free compost and wildflower seeds, residents will also be able to collect an array of other freebies including food caddies, recipe books and spoons for weighing out rice to prevent wastage.

There will also be promotional sales including discounted blue recycling or brown food/ garden waste bins for just £10 and food caddy liners available to purchase on a by-one-get-one-free promotion.

Members of the waste, recycling and energy teams will also be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice. They will be accompanied by Banbury Community Action Group, Bicester Green and Grassroots Bicester and Kidlington vs Climate Change at each of the organisations’ local events.

The first giveaway will take place in Bicester behind the Wilkinsons store in the Claremont car park in Victoria Road. Officers will be available from 9am – 1pm on Sunday 4, May.

On Saturday, 10 May, officers will be in Kidlington at the Exeter Hall car park in Oxford Road from 9am – 1pm. The following day, on Sunday, 11 May officers will be in Banbury in the Windsor Street car park next to the Blarney Stone pub from 9am – 1pm.

Compost bags are restricted to one per household and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Residents are advised to arrive early as supplies have run out in previous years.

For more information visit or call 01295 227003


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