Categories: Composting
food waste

Got a garden or no space at all? Everyone can turn food waste into useful compost. In Kirklees we throw away tonnes of compostable material every year. Get composting as soon as you can, whether at home or at one of the community schemes around Kirklees.

Why compost?
Making your own compost reduces the need for commercial fertilisers and compost, which has both financial and environmental benefits. But it doesn’t stop there. Compost bins can promote biological diversity in an urban environment, with rare species such as the slow worm commonly found in garden composters.

Composting also keeps food scraps out of the waste bin, leaving your kitchen smelling nicer.

Compost at home
Got a garden, patio  or some kitchen space? Then get going at home.

Get a low cost home compost bin and make your garden bloom with your own homemade compost. Remember you can also compost shredded paper, cardboard, vegetable peelings, tea bags and egg shells which all helps towards cutting down on the waste in your grey bin.

How do you make compost?

What can be composted?


Order a low cost compost bin
Kirklees residents can purchase low cost home compost bins:

220 litre compost bins are available at £17.98
330 litre compost bins are available at £19.98

Delivery costs £5.99 per order.

Please allow 28 days for delivery.

To order please visit:

Get Composting

or call the order line on 0845 130 60 90 and quote reference KIR15A.

A range of accessories to help you get the best out of your compost bin is also available at special offer prices.


Household waste recycling centres
Garden waste skips are available at all Household Waste Recycling Centres in Kirklees. The garden waste is then sent to a site in Dewsbury to be composted.

Household waste recycling centres

Garden waste collections
Kirklees Council offers a collection service for garden waste. Collections cost £1 per bag or bundle of garden waste, with a minimum order charge of £5.

Request a garden waste collection online

or call us on 01484 414700.