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Green Cone Food Digester

Green Cone

Home composting is an easy and effective way to deal with garden waste and food scraps from your kitchen.

The Green Cone Food Digester converts the food scraps into nutrient rich liquid which dilutes through the soil in your garden.

Home composting initiatives

Aberdeen City Council's Waste Team gives advice and information on home composting initiatives. You can buy a Green Cone Food Digester from a variety of garden stores and DIY stores in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen City Council has a very small number of discounted green cones left for sale. To order one, please call the Customer Contact Centre on 08456 08 09 19, or email

Step by step guide to using a green cone

The Green Cone works best if it is filled little but often. Ideally food scraps should be emptied into the Green Cone on a daily basis.

Step 1

Select a convenient, sunny location for the Green Cone, preferably with well-drained soil.

Step 2

Dig a hole the size of the black basket base, keeping the soil for later.

Step 3

Place the black basket in the hole ensuring the top of the black basket is below ground level. Mix the saved soil with some gravel or potting compost. This will help start the composting process.

Step 4

Place the Green Cone on top of the basket and securely fix them together.

Step 5

Backfill the gap with the soil / gravel / compost mixture until the bottom of the Green Cone is fully covered.

Step 6

Fill the Green Cone daily if possible with kitchen food scraps. The majority of food waste placed in the Green Cone will digest into the surrounding soil.

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