Hamiltonians came in droves when Hamilton City Council recently put out the call for free Tronpost.
More than 300 vehicles came through the gates of Wickham Street Organic Centre, with drivers and passengers bringing their own buckets to fill with Tronpost – a compost-like product, made locally by Hamiltonians from green waste and kerbside food scraps.
Council gave away more than 6,000 litres of Tronpost at the BYO Bucket event along with 150 ferns for people to add to their gardens.
Compost from food scraps is high in nutrients and provides a great boost for gardens, especially following the cooler winter months.
Council’s Resource Recovery Delivery Manager, Trent Fowles said everyone was happy to receive their free Tronpost.
“People at the event were keen to share with us how useful they find their food scraps bin, and how they love using it to help fight the landfill,” he said.
“Our award-winning kerbside service allows for the separation of food scraps at the source and keeps it out of landfill.
“We had a steady stream of vehicles, but low wait times, which people appreciated. Safe to say, our team on-site were feeling quite tired by the end of the busy morning.”
Following the success of this pilot event, BYO Bucket will be held annually following Labour Weekend, Council said in a statement.