Autumn Compost event at Hackney Marshes

Keen local gardeners can get a boost to help grow their own plants, fruits and vegetables by visiting Hackney’s free Autumn Compost event on Saturday 1 October, 11am to 3pm, at Hackney Marshes Depot, off Homerton Road, E9 5PF.

Residents are encouraged to come along with their families to find out more about reducing waste by composting. They will see how things like grass cuttings and kitchen scraps turn into rich compost and how they can do their bit to help make Hackney greener.

Doctor Compost will be on hand to answer composting queries at the event organised by the Council’s Recycling Team. Residents will also be able to pick up some of the free compost on offer and get tips and advise to help with their own composting at a leaf mulch display.

Other highlights include a working wormery display, activities for children, the Love Food Hate Waste stall, plus other information stalls. Visitors can also meet the Council’s Recycling Team who will be available to answer questions.

Free parking available, as well as bike rails for cyclists. There will be a limited number of bags available for the collection of free compost, please bring your own to avoid disappointment.

For more information about composting in Hackney call 020 8356 6688, or visit the Council’s website: