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

These premium products are used by home gardeners, landscapers, sporting fields, parks and farmers to encourage strong plant growth, provide nutrients, retain soil moisture and supress weeds.

It is an ideal soil conditioner or mulch, suitable for natives and exotics designed to enrich depleted soils or break up heavy clay soils.

Apply to a maximum depth of 100mm and incorporate to a depth of 200mm. Where deeper profiles are being amended, ensure that the final blend contains a maximum of 50% by volume of soil to compost.

The 6 months composting process, ensures an end product of high quality with AS4454-2012 certification. It’s a natural way of completing the cycle from garden organics bin to garden bed! So come and try some for yourself.

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 to support garden projects. Contact our Education Officer for more information. 

  Upcoming Give-Aways for 2020;

 Tues 4th – Sat 26th September 2020

 ANL – Styles Rd Weston       

Residents from the Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton Council areas can collect their free Garden Organics Promotional Bags of compost from ANL -Styles Rd Weston.

2 x 25L bags of garden organics promotional bags of compost per household

Present your drivers licence or rates notice to qualify. You may collect for multiple households with identification for each address.   

Please maintain social distancing while onsite.   


Tues 15th September 2020

Maitland drive-through cancelled


  • 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. 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® Mulch & Compost ‘ is the retail product made from 100% garden organics and available in bulk or bags from the  ANL, retail outlet at Styles St Weston.