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 available to residents.

City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council have teamed up with Get Composting to provide an exclusive offer on home compost bins.

Compost bins are now just £8 and £10 and with the "buy one get one half price" offer on these already discounted compost bins, they can be bought for as little as £6 each (plus £5.99 delivery).

Two sizes of compost bin are available: the 220-litre Compost Converter at £8 and the 330-litre Compost Converter at £10. To order a bin, call 0844 571 4444 or visit Get Composting.

Full details are available on this leaflet (PDF, 2 pages, 3mb)

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 North Yorkshire County Council website 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 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 North Yorkshire County Council website.


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Ryedale House, Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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