Keen gardeners in Watford can get their hands on up to three bags of compost - and some of it may have once been their own food waste.

To thank residents for recycling their food and garden waste, Watford Borough Council and Veolia will be holding a compost giveaway during International Compost Awareness Week (May 5 to 11) on Saturday May 11 at Wiggenhall Depot, in Wiggenhall Road, Watford.

A total of 10 tonnes of compost will be available to Watford householders who bring a proof of address (council tax or utility bill), and their own bags and shovels.

Gardeners can help themselves to up to three bags of compost kindly donated by Agrivert - the facility where Watford’s food and garden waste is processed. The giveaway runs from 10am to 1pm or while stocks last.

Watford Borough Council and Veolia staff will be offering help and advice on food and garden waste recycling and home composting. They will also be able to direct and assist residents where required, but please be aware that this is a self-service event and you will need to fill your own bags with compost and transport them to your car, so bring someone along with you to help if needed.

The entrance and the car park are expected to get very busy so please be prepared to wait and be considerate to other vehicles and pedestrians around you.