Ryedale District Council


Composting hints and tips.

Can I buy a composter? .

Do you have any 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.

Low cost compost containers now available to residents.

Low cost containers are now available in two sizes for residents.

  • 220 litre compost bin - £12
  • 330 litre compost bin - £14

'Buy one, get one half price' when you buy two of the same. Delivery per order only £5.99. For more information and to purchase a container please visit Get Composting.

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 15 years.

Other products such as caddies, wormeries and kitchen composters can also be purchased.

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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 web site 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 the Rotters.

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 Lets' Talk Less Rubbish website.


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