You can compost in a container, or by starting off a traditional heap, using a mixture of grass cuttings, fruit and vegetables and torn up paper or card.
Visit the RHS website, if you’d like a step-by-step guide to home composting.
Get Composting is working with City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council to provide an exclusive offer on home compost bins:
|220 litre compost bin||Height 90cm, diameter 74cm||£12 plus £6.99 delivery per order|
|330 litre compost bin||Height 100cm, diameter 80cm||£15 plus £6.99 delivery per order|
There is also a buy one get one half price offer, which means North Yorkshire residents can team up with a family member, friend or neighbour to get a compost bin cheaper. Delivery is £6.99 per order.
330 litre bins at £15.00 are available to buy at Malton, Northallerton, Seamer Carr, Selby, Skipton, West Harrogate and Whitby household waste recycling centres. This is limited to two bins per household. There is no buy one get one half price offer when buying this way. Payment must be by debit or credit card and proof of a North Yorkshire address will be required.
North Yorkshire County Council has partnered with Great Green Systems to offer up to 40% off food waste digesters and hot compost bins – these will help manage your food and garden waste at home.
Help and advice
The North Yorkshire Rotters are fully trained volunteers who offer advice on composting, plus tips on how to reduce your food and garden waste.
North Yorkshire County Council website also has ideas, advice and information about how to make compost and how to use it in your garden.
How we compost your garden waste
If you’re signed up to our garden waste service, then all of the garden waste collected from your home goes to local farmers to be composted.
It’s important that there is no plastic or any other contamination in the bin.
If you’re not signed up to the garden waste service and have large quantities of garden waste to get rid of, then you can take it to any Household Waste and Recycling Site. They have separate recycling facilities available for garden waste.