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Make a difference – make compost with a bargain £8 composter

In a bid to encourage residents of the Harrogate district to get composting this year, the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership’s North Yorkshire Rotters are holding 2 one day sales of compost bins for the bargain price of only £8.

The sales are being delivered in partnership with local organisations – RHS Garden Harlow Carr and Ripon Walled Garden – and have been funded by North Yorkshire County Council’s Community Fund.

The sales will take place on:

· Saturday 31 March, 10am to 2 pm

RHS Garden Harlow Carr car park, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB

· Saturday 14 April, 10 am to 2 pm

Ripon Walled Garden, Palace Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HN

At just £8, the 330 litre Compost Converter bin is a fraction of the recommended retail price of £34.95.

There are 2 options – purchase bins on the day of a sale or pre-order and pay in advance. Demand is expected to be high and as stocks are strictly limited pre-ordering and payment in advance is recommended to guarantee availability. The deadline for pre-ordering is 4pm on Friday 23 March.


Residents can purchase a maximum of two subsidised units per household and is only available to residents of York and North Yorkshire. Residents will need to take along proof of address when collecting their bin(s). Only cash or cheques will be accepted on the day of a sale.


County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, chairman of the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership commented, “I am pleased we are working in partnership with local organisations in our campaign to encourage more people to compost at home. Around a third of the contents of our bin can be composted – ranging from cardboard packaging, fruit and vegetable peelings to the contents of your vacuum cleaner and now residents can make their own compost cheaper than ever with this fabulous offer.”


To take advantage of the low price offer, pre-order and pay for your bin in advance by calling 01609 532512 by 4pm on Friday 23 March. Alternatively a limited number will be available on the day to buy.


For information on how to compost visit or contact waste and countryside services on 01609 532512.

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