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;

Unfortunately scheduled events in March have been cancelled to ensure the safety of community and staff due to COVID-19.

      Maitland Give-Aways

               Thursday 23rd April 2020 3:00pm until  gone

            Beryl Humble Oval,   Morpeth Rd, Tenambit

    Cessnock Give-Aways

   March events have been cancelled for the  safety of community and staff due to COVID-19

     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.