Green Cone Solar Digester: Food Waste / Pet Waste
$200 ----> you can now order at the bottom of the page - in stock !
SURFACE GREEN CONE:
Height: 27.5” / 70 cm
Bottom Dia: 23” / 59 cm | Top Dia: 11” / 28 cm
Height (depth): 16.5” / 42 cm
Bottom Diameter: 15.7” / 40 cm
Top Diameter: 21.5” / 55 cm
Box Details: 18 lbs – 30” tall x 24” w x 24” d
Food waste from 3-5 adults
5-6 kg of food scraps per week (1.5-2 lbs per day)
Temperature inside may exceed 122˚F (50˚C)
Will accept and digest pet waste
17 lbs / 7.7 kg
Digestion basket, inner cone = 100% post-cw recycled polypropylene
Outer cone and lid = UV-stabilized, virgin, high density polyethylene *
* the PE is 90+% recycled post-cw
1 outer cone, 1 inner cone, 1 lid and 1 below-ground basket,
4 oz accelerator powder + shaker jar
Outer Cone / Lid – GREEN
Inner cone / basket - BLACK
Please Note: The green outer cone and lid will have slightly different shade of green for all units manufactured after in 2020. The recycled, source resin and dye that was used in fabricating the outer green cone has become unavailable due to COVID-19 and are forced to use a close approximation.
Garden shovel to dig hole; screwdriver
Digestive, aerobic composting of food and pet waste
Solid human waste in an emergency situation
Bulky yard waste not recommended
Fast digestion of kitchen scraps, pet waste
Uses solar thermal heat to assist microbes in decomposition
No mixing or churning like with standard composters
In-ground system make access by critters difficult
Works year round in most climates and elevations
Diverts all kitchen food waste from landfills
Accepts meat, dairy oils and bones
Made in Ontario, Canada (up to June 2018)
Made in the New Jersey, USA (starting July 2018)
Made in Leeds, United Kingdom (Starting July 2020)
Developed and designed in the United Kingdom
US Distribution Warehouse - North Carolina
Limited, 3 years, manufacturer's
24 x 24 x 30" box | ships from North Carolina
Able to fit up to 3 complete systems in a single box
Pallet details available upon request
Parts & Included Accessories
Outer Green Cone, Inner Black Cone, Lid, Basket
Hardware Kit, User's Guide / Manual
Shaker Jar & Lid + 4 oz. Digester Powder Accelerator (Enzymes + Microbes)
Pertains to all orders shipped after July 1, 2015:
Kitchen Scrap Carrier is no longer included nor available
Green Cone: US$200 + S&H
Replacement Basket: $39 + S&H (varies by zip) - contact us to order
UPC CODE: 743724490084 (1 unit)
Originally developed in the UK for breaking down and composting food waste, this in-ground, solar digester uses heat from the sun to generate high internal temperatures for faster microbial activity. In addition to providing insulation, the air chamber created by the dual cones allows for passive convection currents to continually move fresh air through the system, providing the necessary oxygen to maintain aerobic conditions, which helps to mitigate foul odors. Depending on the year of production, these have been fabricated in Canada (Ontario), the US (New Jersey) and currently in the UK (Leeds). Designed to operate effectively in both warm and cold climates.
Protected, underground basket is difficult for hungry critters or curious pets to access - but easy to empty when filled with finished compost. The system provides sufficient capacity to digest 1.5-2 lbs of food waste per day (scraps from 3-5 adults). The Green Cone may also be used to effectively break down solid pet poop and during emergency situations, human solid waste.
PLEASE NOTE: The top bar on the outer green cone piece is for stability during the manufacturing process. Some have been pre-removed at the factory, while others still have them attached. If yours comes with one, you may remove it or keep it attached - it does not affect the performance either way. Use gloves when handling the black and green cone parts, as they have sharp inner surfaces.
User's Guide / Manual
DIGESTER ENZYME POWDER (US Only)
The enzymatic digester / beneficial microbe mix will assist with breaking down food waste in your Green Cone. It is optional and absolutely not required, but it will definitely assist with the decomposition process, especially in colder climates, winter months, and soils with low microbial activity. Specifically, the powder includes 4 principal enzyme types (lipases, anylases, proteases and cellulases) and both mesophilic and thermophilic bacteria on a cereal base.
Due to the volume of requests, we now have an ecologically safe Pet Waste Digester Powder that was developed specifically for solid pet waste. We now ship these in 1 lb (16 oz) bags. Approx. 3.5 oz fills the jar. Store the remaining packets somewhere cool, dark and dry (pantry is fine).
REPLACEMENT PARTS: Green Cone (US Only)
REGARDING 'DISPLAY' LIDS BELOW: these are replacement lids that have small imperfections, small cracks, cuts, dirt, blemishes, warps, scratches, etc - but should function adequately as a new part.
\We have an extremely limited supply of new units available at $39 each or $20 each with chips / cuts on the top rim (damaged in overseas transit). The shipping is based on dimensional weight and varies considerably from region to region. Please email us your zip code and we can look up the UPS shipping price for you and send you a photo of the imperfection.
CANADIAN RESIDENTS - Due to differences in shipping rates, please DO NOT use the buttons above (they are for US customers only). You may send us an email with your location (postal code) and we'll figure out the shipping price. As a work around, we can send a separate PayPal payment request with cost details. Sorry for the inconvenience.