Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton Councils hold regular compost bag give-away events for residents so you can see the quality of 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;

We are gradually coming back from COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

      Maitland Give-Aways

                9th July 8am until gone

                Beryl Humble Oval, Morpeth Rd Tenambit

Drive through, please have rates notice or drivers licence ready and we will load your vehicle.

2 bags per household with confirmation identification.

350 bags of premium compost made from your garden organics bin collections will be available.


    Cessnock Give-Aways

   To be confirmed.

     Singleton Give-Away

           To be confirmed.


  • 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 Weston.