May - Green waste

We're talking about green waste and composting this month and we're giving away a free compost bin! 

Composting cuts your household waste, reduces landfill and is great for your garden. Selby District Council residents can enter our competition to win a 330L black compost bin and caddy, thanks to the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership.

You could also buy low cost home compost bins by visiting Prices start from £12 plus delivery. The website also has a wealth of composting information and advice – ideal if you’re just starting out composting.

How to enter

To enter, simply email your name, postal address and telephone number to, with "I’d love to compost” in the subject line. Or send the same details on a postcard to Marketing & Communications, SDC, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT. Entries should be received by 31 May.

Find out more about what you can put in your green bin, where your waste goes and what are the alternatives?

Find out more about the York & North Yorkshire Waste Partnership. They have a wealth of information about reducing, reusing and recycling - and lots of information about home composting.

You can also watch a video made by the North Yorkshire Rotters about composting.