London Borough of Barnet


Anyone can compost at home - you don’t need to be a keen gardener, have a big garden or even live in a house to make compost. It reduces landfill waste and greenhouse gas creation, and puts valuable nutrients back into the soil.

Getting a compost bin

The council has an arrangement with Straight PLC to make compost bins available to residents at a reasonable price. They offer the following compost bins:

  • compost Converter 220L (buy one get one half price special offer)
  • compost Converter 330L (buy one get one half price special offer)
  • Converter base plate (buy one get one half price special offer)

To order a compost bin, or for more information, please contact Straight using the contact details to the right.

If you'd like to discuss which compost bin might be right for you then feel free to contact the Waste and Sustainability Team.

Getting started

If you're new to home composting, visit Recycle Now for some handy tips.

What can I put in my compost bin?

Visit Recycle Now for a full list of what you can and can't put into your compost bin. 


Wormeries are sealed bins which house a colony of tiger worms that naturally convert your food waste into concentrated liquid plant food and rich organic compost. They are ideal for flats or properties with small or no gardens. They can be kept indoors or outside and are also great fun for children. To find out more about wormeries download the guide on the right. Wormeries can also be purchased on the Straight website by clicking on the link on the right. 

Street based services

Building 9, Mill Hill Depot, Bittacy Hill, London, NW7 1BL

Tel: 020 8359 4600

Straight PLC

Supplies compost bins at a reasonable price to Barnet residents.

Tel: 0844 571 4444


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