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Delivery and Returns

We pride ourselves on a first class approach to customer service and order processing efficiency – we think that is what turns a good online retailer into a really good online retailer! We are impressed when we get good service online – so we endeavour to do the same. We want to make a positive and lasting impression on our customers and we work as hard as we can to “go the extra mile” when it comes to customer service!

Zone 1: UK Mainland Our standard delivery charge for England, Wales and the southern part of Scotland is £5.95 and delivery is normally within 3-7 working days.

During promotional periods delivery times can be longer.

Zone 2: Scotland, Highlands, Grampians, Northern Ireland and Offshore Islands Our standard delivery charge for smaller items is £8.95 and delivery is normally within 5-10 working days. Larger Composters could cost more. Please phone for a quote if ordering a large item 01462 341164

Zone 3: International Orders Our standard delivery charge can vary depending on country, please phone us for a quote 01462 341164

What if I am out?

We usually give our couriers permission to leave goods in a safe place if there is one, but it would be really helpful if you could let us know specifically where we can leave it if you are out. You can use the “Additional / Delivery Comments” box to do this when placing your order. (e.g. “If I am out, leave it by the dustbins”). If you do not wish for it to be left, you can also let us know this using the comments box. In these cases, our couriers will leave a card and you can either collect the delivery from them or arrange a redelivery day.

Damaged Goods

Our couriers are generally very good but occasionally accidents do happen in transit and it is not realised until arrival. If you are in at the time of delivery, please give your goods a quick “once over” before signing for them. If an item is damaged, please reject the delivery and give us a call on 01462 341164 so we can sort out a replacement.

If a damaged item has been left whilst you were out, or you never noticed a fault at the time of delivery, please notify us within 7 working days and we’ll get it sorted for you speedily and a replacement arranged. In some cases we might need to ask for an image of the fault to pass onto the manufacturer to access the damage.

Incomplete Orders

Although we all try hard to provide the best possible service, our production and despatch team are human. If, in a rare case, your order is not complete – please notify us on 01462 341164 as soon as possible.

Cancelling Orders

Orders can be cancelled by contacting us by phone on 01462 341164. If an order has been dispatched and the cancellation is due to the item no longer being required then it will be your responsibility to return the item or to cover the cost of the courier returning the item to us. Only once the product has been returned to us in as new condition with all the packaging will we refund the money owed.


If you are not satisfied with any purchase from The Composting People, you may return any products to us within 30 days of receipt providing that the product is in a resellable condition, this means that the product is not damaged, has not been used in any way and that the product is complete with the original packing material. If you are returning goods for any reason other than a fault or courier damage, it is the buyers responsibility to cover the cost of return. These Terms and Conditions do not affect your statutory rights as a customer.