Food waste composting

Food waste digesters

Some food waste such as meat, fish, dairy, bones and cooked food waste can’t be added to a normal compost bin. However, a range of food waste digesters including Green Cones and Green Johannas, which Surrey residents can buy at a reduced price through our discount scheme, can take all food.

Green Cones and Green Johannas

Green cone and johannaGreen Cones reduce food waste to its natural components of water, carbon dioxide and a small residue. They take all cooked and uncooked food waste including meat, fish, bones, dairy products, vegetables and fruit.

Green Johannas compost two parts cooked and uncooked food waste to one part garden waste and produce a rich compost all year round.

Our discount scheme offers Surrey residents reduced price Green Cones and Green Johannas.

Kitchen composters and wormeries

Kitchen composterKitchen composters (also known as bokasi, which is Japanese for ‘fermentation’) are airtight containers that you keep indoors. You can add all your kitchen waste to them including meat, fish, dairy, vegetable peelings, bread, cooked and uncooked food. Every time you add food waste, add a handful of bokashi bran, which contains micro-organisms and molasses that ferment the waste, turning it into a nutrient-rich compost and a liquid plant food.

Wormeries come in a range of shapes and sizes, and contain special worms that eat food waste. Wormeries produce a limited quantity of compost and liquid that makes a concentrated plant food.

Wormeries and kitchen composters are available from Get Composting and Great Green Systems.