Waste and Recycling

Home Composting

Home composting is an easy way to reduce your household waste and produce compost for free. Composting can be done in either a bin or a traditional heap.


North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York Council are working in partnership to supply residents with low-cost compost bins. There are two sizes of bins available to purchase at subsidised prices:
Size Cost
220 litre compost bin £8 + delivery
330 litre compost bin £10 + delivery
There is also a buy one get one half price offer on the already discounted compost bins which means North Yorkshire residents can team up with a family member, friend or neighbour to get a compost bin for as little as £6 each. Delivery is £5.99 per order. For more information and to purchase a compost bin, please visit www.getcomposting.com.
The bins are made in the UK from 100 per cent recycled plastic, have a windproof secure push-fit lid and removable side hatch, are carbon footprint certified by the Carbon Trust and are guaranteed for 15 years.
To learn more about other methods of composting, see the alternative composting systems section below for more information. Products such as caddies, wormeries, hot bins and kitchen composters can also be purchased at www.getcomposting.com or other retailers.

Need some help with composting?

North Yorkshire County Council's team of master composters, called the Rotters, can help if you want to know more about composting or are experiencing problems with your compost. The Rotters are fully trained volunteers who offer advice on composting and reducing your food and garden waste. For advice or to become a volunteer, visit the Rotters page, telephone 01609 532045 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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