Compost. Photo: KK/BD

The City and SAKO Company To Hand Out 3,000 Compost Bins For Free

Get your hands dirty. Get a free compost bin and start recycling organic waste in your garden. From 2013 to 2017, around 1,900 compost bins were handed out, and in 2018, an additional 2,210 compost bins were distributed by the City of Brno and SAKO city waste management company. The initiative is partially funded by the EU. Photo: KK / Brno Daily.

Brno, Feb 21 (BD) – The citizens of Brno will have the opportunity to get a free compost bin soon to recycle leaves and other plant materials at home. On 2nd March at 9am the SAKO Brno opens its online reservation system at The booking form includes 12 questions about composting. To obtain a new compost bin you must be over 18 years of age and ensure that the bin will not be used outside Brno city limits.

Barbora Procházková of SAKO Brno told Brno Daily that the online form is currently only available in the Czech language, as well as in the previous years.

Photo: Compost bins. Source: SAKO Brno

Brno residents can choose from two sizes of composters, a large one, with a capacity of 1,000 liters, or smallone, with a capacity of 600 liters. The composters will be issued during two weekends in March on the premises of SAKO Brno in Jedovnická street 2.

This is the third time the City of Brno is handing out compost bins completely free of charge.

The first round of compost bins reservations took place in April 2017. Thanks to the subsidies from the Ministry of Environment, the city received 2,100 compost bins. In less than 18 hours after opening the reservation system, there were no compost bins left. 

“In the previous two calls, Brno residents showed a great interest in compost bins and we are pleased to be able to implement the project again this year and to significantly support responsible waste management,” said Filip Leder, Chairman of the Board of SAKO Brno.

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