Composting

Composting is using your food and garden waste to make your own nutrient-rich compost that you can use to help feed your flowers, plants and vegetables. 

Get a FREE compost bin

You may be eligible for a FREE compost bin if you meet all the following criteria:

  • You live in a rural area of the borough
  • You don't have a brown garden waste bin

Email recycling@rochdale.gov.uk to request a FREE compost bin if you think you're eligible

Buy or create a compost bin

You can:

  • Purchase a reduced price compost bin. We're working with getcomposting.com to offer residents reduced price compost bins.
  • Purchase a relatively inexpensive one from a garden centre or large supermarket.
  • Create a compost heap in a corner of your garden.
  • Build your own compost bin out of old pallets or pieces of wood.

Purchase a reduced price compost bin

Why composting is important

By composting your garden and kitchen waste, you're reducing the amount of waste going in your food and garden waste recycling bin.

How to waste less

There are many ways you can waste less. By making small changes in the way you buy, use and throw away not only helps the environment but can save you money too.