docker compose down

DescriptionStop and remove containers, networks
Usagedocker compose down [OPTIONS] [SERVICES]


Stops containers and removes containers, networks, volumes, and images created by up.

By default, the only things removed are:

  • Containers for services defined in the Compose file.
  • Networks defined in the networks section of the Compose file.
  • The default network, if one is used.

Networks and volumes defined as external are never removed.

Anonymous volumes are not removed by default. However, as they don’t have a stable name, they are not automatically mounted by a subsequent up. For data that needs to persist between updates, use explicit paths as bind mounts or named volumes.


--remove-orphansRemove containers for services not defined in the Compose file
--rmiRemove images used by services. "local" remove only images that don't have a custom tag ("local"|"all")
-t, --timeoutSpecify a shutdown timeout in seconds
-v, --volumesRemove named volumes declared in the "volumes" section of the Compose file and anonymous volumes attached to containers