You don't have to be an expert gardener to make your own compost - it's easy to do. Both kitchen and garden waste are great ingredients for the compost heap; you can even turn cardboard and paper into compost!

Get a compost bin

In partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, we currently have a 'buy one get one half price' offer on compost bins, which means you can team up with family members, friends or neighbours to get a compost bin for as little as £9.00 each (inclusive of delivery charge) - visit or telephone: 0844 5714444 quoting reference YNY08L.

There are 2 sizes of bin available:

  • 220 litre compost bin - £8.00 + delivery charge (£5.99 per order)
  • 330 litre compost bin - £10.00 + delivery charge (£5.99 per order)

Our bins are made in the UK from 100% recycled plastic and have a secure windproof lid and removable side hatch, they're 'carbon footprint certified' by the Carbon Trust and guaranteed for 15 years.

Buy compost bins and compost from Hazel Court HWRC

Compost bins

To save on delivery charges you can buy compost bins at Hazel Court HWRC. Bring your proof of your address (such as your driver's licence card or a utility bill) to prove you live in York or North Yorkshire.

Compost bins available at Hazel Court HWRC:

  • cost £10.00 each
  • are 330 litre (1000mm height x 800mm wide)
  • should fit into a hatchback-style car
  • are limited to 2 per household

Please note:

  • the 'buy one get one half price' offer is not available at Hazel Court HWRC
  • we cannot deliver bins purchased at Hazel Court HWRC
  • we can only take payment on site via credit/debit card; we are unable to accept payment by cash or cheque


We are currently selling 40 litre bags of compost from Hazel Court HWRC.

Free compost for York residents

We sometimes offer free compost for residents for collection from Harewood Whin, Rufforth.

If free compost is available in 2018, we will post details on this page, or check our Waste team's Twitter and Facebook pages.

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