Free Council Compost
Our local council offers free compost at it's recycling facility. You just turn up with a few bags and a spade and help yourself.
I was planning on using it to mulch my garden. However I was worried about it's safety. The only real information I could find on the internet was this link.
As I understand only a small amount of what is processed is offered free to residents and it appears the rest is sold and I assume makes it way into multi-purpose compost bags that you can buy???? However, I'm worried that I may end up introducing perennial weeds or that the compost may be contaminated in some other way????
It looks good quality, jet black and crumbly, it has a few larger particles that look like wood chips in it but otherwise looks very similar to a cheaper bag of MPC that you can buy.
I certainly wouldn't buy anything to mulch with but as it's free I'm happy to put in the work but would you use it? Is it better than nothing? Do you think it's safe? Do you know any other information on the matter? I dread to think of the things that people throw in their green waste bin - maybe even knotweed