Rotters Composting is a not-for-profit community project, collecting loads of rich green waste from your kerbside and processing it responsibly into a fertile and eco-friendly soil improver for the use of the people of Teesdale.

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

To sign up for green waste collections in 2021, please visit our Online Shop.


Your first 2021 collection day is yet to be decided

Barnard Castle North -

Barnard Castle South - 

Hamsterley Copley Woodland Butterknowle Stainton Village Stainton Grove - 

Staindrop Ingleton Bolam Headlam Cleatlam Hilton Wackerfield - 

Middleton Eggleston Mickleton Romaldkirk - 

Cotherstone Lartington Startforth - 

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

Gainford Winston - 


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 Monday through to Thursday mornings until the collections end on November 19th (resuming March 2021). The Rotters site will remain closed for the time being.

Happy Gardening and Good Health

The Rotters Team