Where do you put your Food Waste?
About one third of what we throw away is food waste. If this goes to landfill it produces methane as it breaks down. Methane is a gas that contributes more to global warming than Carbon Dioxide.
But you can dispose of your food waste at home with a Food Waste Digester.
There are two main types of Food Waste Digester
- The Green Cone
- The Green Johanna
For full details of Green Cone & Green Johanna go to Green Cone Limited website
The Benefits of Food Waste Digesters
- Safely disposes of all food waste at source, no transportation
- Works all year round
- Help to keep wheelie bins clean
- East to set up and maintain
- Do not attract vermin
- Mean less organic waste goes to landfill
- Reduced greenhouse gases
Which system will work best for you?
Both systems take all your food waste, cooked and uncooked.
The Green Johanna also takes garden waste, which it turns into
compost whereas the Green Cone produces a minimal residue.
In Mid Sussex many properties have a very clay soil. Where this is the case a Green Johanna may work better. Alternately you could put a green cone into a raised bed to aid with drainage.
|Yes||No||Takes all food waste and no garden waste|
|No||Yes||Takes all food waste and requires 30% garden waste|
|Yes||No||Produces minimal residue (residue can be used on your garden)|
|No||Yes||Makes a rich compost|
|Sun||Shade||Best position for installation in garden|
|Yes||No||Requires good drainage|
|No||Yes||Requires stirring occasionally (Stirring stick provided)|
|Yes||No||Installation requires digging a hole (42cm deep - 60cm wide)|
|Yes||Yes||Does not attract vermin (if installed as per instructions)|
|10 Year||5 Year||Product guarantee|
|Yes||Yes||Reduces need for collection of waste|
|Yes||No||Comes with free kitchen caddy|
|Yes||Yes||Suitable to take food waste from a family of up to five people|
|No||Yes||Suitable for the larger family 6|
|Yes||Yes||Entirely safe for you and your pets|
|No||Yes||Can be used with high water table|
|Yes||Yes||Keeps wheeled bins clean and free from smells|
|Yes||Yes||Reduces Greenhouse gases|