Green Cones Now Available
In addition to composters and rain barrels, Lac La Biche County now has Green Cones for sale! Green Cones are solar food digestors, which harness the power of the sun to break down and digest food waste, including some items like bones that can’t be composted. If you use it correctly, more than 90% of what you put in it will be absorbed by the surrounding soil.
The Green Cone has a perforated bottom and is installed so that the perforated bottom is in the ground. Insects, worms, bacteria and other microorganisms work to breakdown this material and over time the material in the Green Cone is absorbed by the surrounding soil. The cone is smell proof and does not attract rodents.
A Green Cone is the perfect solution for:
- Residents who do not have a large amount of garden waste and instead have larger amounts of non-compostable food waste such as bones, meat and dairy.
- Residents who want to reduce their household waste by 25-40%.
- Residents who want a low-maintenance option for diverting food waste. The Green Cone does not require stirring or frequent emptying.
- Residents who don’t have space for a traditional tumbling composter. The Green Cone can be used on decks or even apartment balconies. You simply install it in a container instead of the ground.
Green Cones are available to purchase at County Centre for $116, plus gst. To learn more about what you can put in a Green Cone, click here.