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.

lPlease Note: The final few weeks of the 2020 Rotters collections are upon us

Your final 2020 collection day is:

Barnard Castle North - 9th November

Barnard Castle South - 10th November

Hamsterley Copley Woodland Butterknowle Stainton Village Stainton Grove - 11th November

Staindrop Ingleton Bolam Headlam Cleatlam Hilton Wackerfield - 12th November

Middleton Eggleston Mickleton Romaldkirk - 16th November

Cotherstone Lartington Startforth - 17th November

Hutton Magna Whorlton Ovington Thorpe Bowes Westwick Barningham Cross Lanes Winston Gate - 18th November

Gainford Winston - 19th November


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