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.



Barnard Castle North - August 2nd 

Barnard Castle South - August 3rd

Hamsterley Copley Woodland Butterknowle Stainton Village Stainton Grove - August 5th

Staindrop Ingleton Bolam Headlam Cleatlam Hilton Wackerfield - August 6th

Middleton Eggleston Mickleton Romaldkirk -  July 26th

Cotherstone Lartington Startforth -  July 27th June 

Hutton Magna Whorlton Ovington Thorpe Bowes Westwick Barningham Cross Lanes Winston Gate -   July 28th 

Gainford Winston -  July 29th


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. The Rotters site will remain closed for the time being.

Happy Gardening and Good Health

The Rotters Team