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!

Composting tips from the experts

Get information on composting from 'Recycle Now!' and find out more about composting from RHS.

Don't burn compostable waste because:

  • green, fresh or damp garden waste can be especially smoky when burned
  • bonfires cause a smoke nuisance to neighbours, preventing them from enjoying their gardens, opening windows or hanging washing out

Free compost for York residents

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

If free compost becomes available during the summer, we'll post details on this page.

Also see

Waste, Highways and Environmental Services

Telephone: 01904 551551