Home composting is an easy way to reduce your household waste and produce compost for free.

For lots of great ideas and advice about how to make compost and how to use it in your garden, visit the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership home composting page.

You will also find details of a compost bin offer, with prices from just £12. The 220-litre and 330-litre bins are called compost converters. They are made from 100% recycled plastic and are guaranteed for 15 years.

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 waste partnership's food composting page.

Water butts can be purchased from Yorkshire Water.

Help with composting

North Yorkshire's volunteer team of master composters, called the Rotters, can help if you want to know more about composting or are experiencing problems. For advice, or to become a volunteer, visit the Rotters page, telephone 01609 532045 or email nyrotters@northyorks.gov.uk.

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Page last updated 30/06/2016