Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton Councils hold regular compost bag give-away events for residents so you can try the final product made by ANL from the material collected in your garden organics bin.

These premium products are used by home gardeners, landscapers and farmers to encourage strong plant growth, provide nutrients, retain soil moisture and supress weeds. The 6 months composting process, in line with the highest Australian Standards, ensures an end product of high quality, safe to use and a great way to complete the cycle from garden organics bin to garden bed! Residents from the 3 council areas are eligible to attend any of the events.

Community and Not for Profit groups in the Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton local government areas are invited to apply for FREE compost / mulch / soil conditioner to support garden projects. Contact our Education Officer for more information or call 0432903731

        Upcoming Community Events for 2020;

  Cessnock Give-Away

         Tuesday 24th March 2020 3:00pm until gone

         Thursday 26th March 2020 3:00pm until gone 

          Addresses to be confirmed


           Maitland Give-Away

   Thursday 12th March 2020 – 7:30am until gone

           Thursday 23rd April 2020 3:00pm until gone

            Beryl Humble Oval,   Morpeth Rd, Tenambit


    Singleton Give-Away

           Wednesday 19th February – Time to be confirmed

Seniors Day Festival

Civic Centre, Singleton







  • 1 x 25L bag per household of premium soil conditioner / compost.
  • Bring your rates notice or drivers licence for proof of residency.
  • No bags will be available prior to the published start time and the event will finish when all the bags are gone.
  • Dates are subject to change due to weather conditions. Please check your council’s facebook page on the day or call Solo Resource Recovery on 49478511.

The ‘Garden Organics’ promotional bags of compost are not available for purchase.

ANL’s ‘Greenlife Compost and Mulch’ is the retail product made from 100% garden organics and available in bulk or bags from the  ANL, retail outlet at Styles St Kurri Kurri.