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Compost Digester

Use our compost digester to show your love for our planet by making a small change in lifestyle that makes a huge difference to the environment.

Composting means less rubbish for landfill and incineration plus less dustbin lorries on the road. And this is no ordinary composter! The compost digester is solar-powered and works with types of waste not suitable for traditional composters.

The waste is digested rather than composted and is primarily reduced to nutrient rich water which enters the soil under the base of the unit. So easy to use, the digester is a completely natural system that reduces your food waste to its natural components of water, carbon dioxide and a small residue.

This solar-heated unit takes ALL cooked and uncooked food waste including meat, fish, bones, dairy products, vegetables and fruit. Put all your food waste into your digester, situated in a sunny part of your garden, and forget about it - almost everything disappears.

Your plants (and the planet) will love you for it!

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Price: £100.00

Compost Digester

So easy to use!

The compost digester is a completely natural system that reduces your food waste to its natural components of water, carbon dioxide and a small residue. Put all your food waste into your digester, situated in a sunny part of your garden, and forget about it - almost everything disappears!

The compost digester reduces food waste to its natural components of water, carbon dioxide and a small residue.

The solar-heated garden unit takes all cooked and uncooked food waste, including meat, fish, bones, dairy products, vegetable and fruit.

Contents:

  • The Green Cone
  • The kitchen Caddy
  • A shaker pot
  • A 60 gram sachet of accelerator powder

Facts

The benefits to you

  • Waste food can be disposed of cleanly and quickly, before it becomes smelly
  • With no food waste in your dustbins your other rubbish is dry and easy to recycle
  • Safe for you, your pets and your plants
  • It's easy to set up and maintain
  • Ten year guarantee

Helping the environment

  • Saves up to 20% of household waste having to be collected by your council
  • Less rubbish means fewer lorries on the road
  • Makes recycling household waste much easier
  • Reduces the need for landfill and centralised composting/ incineration

Why compost?

  • Decomposing organic waste such as garden waste and food can lead to high methane levels when it is disposed of at landfill - methane is not only a potential fire risk but also a greenhouse gas contributing to global warming
  • slims your bin and reduces the amount of waste going to landfill
  • prevents the need for polluting bonfires
  • reduces the need to water your garden
  • increases plant growth and health
  • replaces the need to use chemical fertilisers and pesticides
  • replaces the need to use peat from fast-disappearing peat bogs
  • your plants will thank you for it!

Top Tips

How to install your Green Cone digester

  1. Choose a sunny spot in the garden
  2. Avoid installing your cone in the shade as the lack of sun will effect its efficiency
  3. If your soil drains well dig a hole 66cm (26 inches) wide and 46cm (18 inches) deep
  4. When you have dug the hole, pour a bucket of water into it, if the water disappears within a few minutes you have good drainage. If the water remains for more than 15 minutes you have poor drainage and will need to enlarge the hole
  5. If you live in an area of heavy clay or chalk dig the hole 90cm (36 inches) wide and 70cm (28 inches) deep
  6. If you cannot dig deeper due to heavy clay or cannot obtain good drainage, mix some of the soil from the hole and/or compost with gravel, stones, broken bricks or broken pots to aid drainage
  7. Alternatively make a feature of the cone in your garden by planting your cone in a raised bed made of wood or stone/bricks
  8. Place the assembled Green Cone in the hole. Ensure the top of the black basket and the bottom lip of the outer cone are below ground level
  9. Backfill the gap around the cone with the mixture of the soil, compost, stones etc. you saved when digging the hole until the bottom lip of the Green Cone is fully covered

What can go in

  • Fish
  • Red meat & poultry
  • All bones
  • Bread
  • Fruit including peelings
  • Vegetables including peelings
  • Dairy produce
  • Cooked food scraps
  • Crushed egg shells
  • Tea bags
  • Animal excrement

What can't go in

  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Straw
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Bulk oil
  • Disinfectant & bleaches
  • "Special treatment items"

Maintenance

Your Green Cone needs very little maintenance. It’s important to ensure the top of the basket and the bottom lip of the outer green cone are below ground level and always fully covered with soil. In a well operating Green Cone very little waste residue will be produced. Should the residue build-up to ground level and not decrease, the cones can be removed to access the basket. The residue can be dug into any suitable area of ground.

Changing lives through your shopping

The Eden Project is an educational charity and social enterprise and when you buy anything from our shop, you're supporting our work and educational programmes.

For example, through our Seeds, Soup and Sarnies project, families are reconnecting with each other by learning to plant, grow, cook, share and eat together.

Read about more of Eden's transformational community projects.



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