Rotters Composting is a not-for-profit community project, collecting the vast amounts of rich Teesdale Green Waste from your kerbside and processing it responsibly into a fertile and eco-friendly end product, to be used by the people of Teesdale - as well as various community groups and charities in the area.

Starting almost two decades ago with a small collections round accomplished by volunteers and modified milk floats, we now serve over 5,000 households across the dale and beyond.

To sign up for green waste collections in 2020, please visit our Online Shop.

lPlease Note. Most tags have already been distributed. If you join in March and later we will bring your tags and any new bags and compost orders on the following collection round. Please leave your green waste sacks out for us to empty at that time.

The first fortnightly rounds are as follows:

Barnard Castle North - 30th March

Barnard Castle South - 31st March

Hamsterley Copley Woodland Butterknowle Stainton Village Stainton Grove - 1st April

Staindrop Ingleton Bolam Headlam Cleatlam Hilton Wackerfield - 2nd April

Middleton Eggleston Mickleton Romaldkirk - 6th April

Cotherstone Lartington Startforth - 7th April

Hutton Magna Whorlton Ovington Thorpe Bowes Westwick Barningham Cross Lanes Winston Gate - 8th April

Gainford Winston - 9th April


Hello Rotters

We would like you all to know about the extra precautions we're taking to protect you and our team.

To limit the risk of spreading the virus through human contact we will assume you are not at home and leave green waste sacks and compost in a safe place or as arranged over the phone or email. If we do need to knock on the door we will stay the recommended two metres (six feet) away from you.

Our email address is and the phone is available Mon through Thurs mornings.

Best wishes

The Rotters Team