The North Yorkshire Rotters are volunteers, from all over York and North Yorkshire, who offer friendly advice and expertise to people in their local communities who would like to reduce their waste and save money. The project was launched in May 2006 in Northallerton and is now expanding with Rotter volunteers over most of the county. The aim of the project is to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill by promoting waste reduction campaigns.
What do the Rotters do? The Rotters are fully trained volunteers who: • Raise awareness amongst the wider public of the importance of home composting and the Love Food Hate Waste campaign • Encourage more people to compost at home • Help those already composting to do so more effectively • Advise on reducing food waste by effective planning, storing and cooking with leftovers • Attend shows, events and talks • Help maintain compost display areas and much more.