RESIDENTS have the chance to give their plants a boost in time for summer at the latest free compost giveaway event from North Ayrshire Council.

Free compost can be picked up at Stevenston shore carpark, Trelawney Terrace; the carpark at rear of Kilbirnie Library; Vikingar carpark, Largs; Household Waste Recycling Centre, Market Street, Brodick and Garrison House, Millport and the former Magnum car park in Irvine.

However, as it will be loose, residents are asked to bring a bag and shovel with them.

The compost comes from the food and garden waste which is collected within North Ayrshire each year – last year alone this was almost 12,000 tonnes.

The compost will be available from 10am on Saturday, May 11.

Supplies will be offered on a first come, first served basis.