Compost awareness week – 4 to 10 May 2015

5 May 2015

The North Yorkshire Rotters, a band of volunteers who travel the county championing the virtues of home composting and giving advice, will be out and about over the summer months showing people how to turn their household organic waste into a valuable, free resource for gardens.

Moreover the county’s residents are being offered a Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Price deal on compost bins that will lead to less waste not more.

As part of International Compost Awareness Week, 4 to 10 May, the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership, is encouraging more residents to get composting with bins at just £12 and £14 and a ‘Buy One Get One Half Price’ offer promoted in partnership with

The offer on already discounted compost bins means compost bins can be bought for as little as £9 each.

David Bowe, North Yorkshire’s Corporate Director for Business and Environmental Services said: Once put to use, more than 30 per cent of the content of the average household bin can be turned easily into fantastic compost. Moreover, there is an additional saving as home composting is a cheaper alternative to chargeable garden waste collections in some areas.

There is no better time to purchase a compost bin. This offer is a great incentive to get composting at home and transform your organic waste into a valuable, free resource for your garden.

The Partnership and the North Yorkshire Rotters volunteers will be attending numerous events over the next few weeks including the Dales Festival of Food and Drink in Leyburn to provide information and advice on home composting and how to make the most of your compost bin. Details of other events can be viewed at
The Partnership is offering York and North Yorkshire residents two sizes of compost bin, the 220L Compost Converter at £12 and the 330L Compost Converter at £14.. To order a bin call 0844 571 4444 or visit . A one off delivery charge of £5.99 applies. The offer is available while funding lasts
For more information about the offer, the Rotters and how to compost at home visit

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