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.

Subsidised Home Compost Bins

Subsidised home compost bins are available for all Richmondshire residents to buy in conjunction with the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership.  Two sizes of compost bin are available at the following subsidised prices:

  • The 220 litre compost bin costs £12.00 plus delivery
  • The 330 litre compost bin costs £14.00 plus delivery

Delivery price is £5.99 per order

There is a special offer available of buy one compost bin get one half price

For further information please click here or to order a subsidised compost bin please visit www.getcomposting.com

Composting advice

For information about how to make compost and how to use it in your garden visit the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership home composting page for lots of great ideas and advice.

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.

Reduce your food waste even further

Normal compost bins can only take fruit and vegetable peelings from your kitchen. However there are specialised bins to deal with cooked food waste which, when combined with home composting could eliminate food waste from your rubbish altogether. To find out more visit the food composting page.





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Richmondshire District Council
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