A council is giving away free compost next month as part of international Compost Awareness Week, which runs from May 5 to 11.

Hertsmere Borough Council is working with their green waste recycling company Agrivert to give away 10 tonnes of nutrient-rich compost on Wednesday May 7 at Newberries car park in Radlett.

Residents can attend between 8.30am to 2pm with empty compost bags or rubble sacks and get them filled.

Residents will also be able to off-load any unwanted vegetable and flower seeds and gardening tools.