MORE South Craven householders are being urged to start composting food and garden waste.

North Yorkshire County Council has teamed-up with to offer residents cut-price compost converter bins.

The initiative aims to help people reduce their carbon footprint, by turning kitchen and garden waste into a free supply of compost for gardening. It’s estimated that one third of the average household’s waste can be converted using the method.

Residents can buy a 220-litre bin online from £9, plus £5.99 delivery. Also, 330-litre home compost bins are available for £11 from selected household waste recycling centres.

The bins are made from 100 per cent recycled plastic, including a combination of plastics collected by councils from waste segregation sites and kerbside collections, as well as industrial waste including old gas pipes.

County Councillor Andrew Lee, executive member for waste management, said: “Although many households already compost, we want others to get involved.

“This offer is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting.”

To order a bin online, visit or call 0844 571 4444, quoting reference NYC01L.