Born from passion for innovation and sustainability

In 2001 Harold Naylor and Christopher Marsden, two life-long friends formed the company now known as The Compost Bag Company Ltd to promote and sell the then brand new compostable packaging products. They saw big opportunities for compostable and plant-based products as sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic.

Together with their production partners, they started a process of continuous product innovation with a focus on environmental benefits and ease of use. Listening to users, working with the waste industry and with the composting industry ensured ideal products for users, for crews and for compost. Flexibility and high product quality, with most of all dependability, rewarded the company with an unparalleled reputation.

Local authorities quickly adopted compostable bags for source separated collection of organic household waste (predominantly food scraps but also garden waste). Today, the company is one of the leading suppliers of compostable products in the UK. Recently, other sectors of industry, like retail and packaging, as well as janitorial services, are also showing interest in compostable products, made from natural renewable resources.

Throughout the years, our company developed a close business relationship with The Compost Bag Company NV of Herent (Belgium) who manufacture our compostable products. In 2017 we became sister companies when their holding company became our majority shareholder. With our ties growing ever closer, strong identification with our sister company’s core values, vision and mission, and branded products lead to changing our name to The Compost Bag Company Ltd in 2019.

Today, 5 people work at The Compost Bag Company Ltd depot in Leyland, Lancashire. In 2021, we will celebrate our 20th anniversary.




Harold Naylor and Christopher Marsden team up to promote and sell compostable products, made from natural, renewable resources.



The first of the UK's food recycling schemes were supported first-hand, and supplied with caddy liners and containers



Start of a close business relationship with Belgian compostable products producer The Compost Bag Company NV .



One of the UK's first commercial food waste collections was closely supported with compostable sacks. Close ties with the collector and the composter, whose PAS100 soil improvers go on local farmland.


Business expands to five full time staff at the Leyland depot.



We are widely recognized as a leading player on the UK market of compostable food scraps bags, winning several very large government contracts.


Scottish sister company acquired ; we now cover the whole of the UK. The holding company above Belgian supplier becomes our majority shareholder.


We change our company name to The Compost Bag Company Ltd.


The Compost Bag Company Ltd will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Cheers !

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