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Home composting is an easy way to reduce the amount of waste you put into your household bin, and produce compost for free. Composting can be done in either a bin or a traditional heap.
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.
Special offer compost bins now available
Subsidised compost bins are now available in two sizes for all residents in North Yorkshire.
You can also 'buy one, get one half price' when you buy two of the same bin. For more information and to purchase a compost bin please visit www.getcomposting.com.
Compost bins from a garden centre are £40 so you can save 50% by buying bins through this subsidised scheme.
Both the 220 litre and 330 litre compost bins are called Compost Converters. The units are made from 100% recycled plastic with windproof secure push-fit lid and removable side hatch. The bins are guaranteed for 15 years.
Other products such as caddies, wormeries and kitchen composters can also be purchased at www.getcomposting.com.
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 York and North Yorkshire Rotters page, telephone 01609 532045 or email: email@example.com.
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 Alternative composting systems page.
Composting - frequently asked questions