Recycling - composters
Composting hints and tips.
Home composting is an easy way to reduce your household waste
and produce compost for free. Composting can be done in either a
container or a traditional heap.
cost compost containers now available to residents.
Subsidised compost containers are now available in two sizes
- 220 litre compost bin - £18 (includes delivery!)
- 330 litre compost bin - £20 (includes delivery!)
'Buy one, get one half price' when you buy two of the same.
For more information and to purchase a container please visit
Once the subsidy budget has been used up, containers will
revert to the full price.
Both the 220 litre and 330 litre containers are called Compost
Converters. They are made from 100% recycled plastic with windproof
secure push-fit lid and removable side hatch and are guaranteed for
Other products such as caddies, wormeries and kitchen
composters can also be purchased.
For information about how to make compost and how to use it in
your garden visit the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership
web page for lots of great ideas and advice.
Need some help with composting?
Our 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
web page, telephone 01609 532045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reduce your food waste even further
Compost bins only take fruit and vegetable peelings from your
kitchen. However there are specialised containers 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