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Since the Sevenoaks District’s household waste collection service does not include a separate food waste collection, we were looking for a way to help residents who want take responsibility for their own food waste and divert it from the general waste stream. 

So we partnered with Great Green Systems, who work closely alongside local authority partners to help turn the vision of easy food waste recycling at home into reality.  Their Green Cone and Green Johanna food digesters remove all food waste produced by a typical UK household.  It is a great solution for residents who have a bit of spare space in their gardens, and a huge help to local council’s efforts to reduce household waste.

Charles Nouhan

Recycling and Commercial Manager - Chartered Waste Manager, Sevenoaks District Council

I just thought I would give you an update on my composter.  The bin is currently swimming in worms and although it is used daily for the 3 of us and also some of my garden waste it is only 1/5 full as the natural process is magically eating all my food and waste.  With careful management especially around disposing of meat, fat and bones I have had no sign of any visitors in my bin (other than curious chickens).

I am still completely in love with the product and I thought I would share the above photo with you.  I used some of the compost from my Johanna to make up a planter with two small ivy cuttings.  After two weeks, in addition to my intended ivy I now have tomato plants and possibly a pumpkin/ courgette plant thriving in my compost which must have come from the Johanna.  Just goes to show what quality is coming out the other end!

The Green Johanna is one of the most wonderful pieces of waste minimisation there is around!

Debbie Lee

Recycling Liaison Officer, Redbridge Council

“We at Cumbria County Council have been working with Great Green Systems for 5 years, supplying our residents with Green Cone and Green Johanna food waste digesters. We are delighted to announce that we have now diverted County wide over 5000 tonnes of food waste that would otherwise have needed costly treatment through our waste plants. For the last 5 years we have diverted an average of 87 tonnes per month, this is waste that has not required collection therefore reducing the Council’s overall carbon footprint.”

“Providing residents with the tools to manage their own food waste at home is clearly the most sustainable method of waste management there is. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Great Green Systems and increasing our food waste diversion through the promotion of the Green Cone and the Green Johanna.”

Judith Bradshaw

Waste Prevention Officer, Cumbria County Council

Wiltshire Council subsidises part of the cost of a Green Johanna hot composter for our residents to help them manage their food and garden waste at home. These composters are a great way of reducing the amount of food waste that is put into residents’ general waste bins which ultimately reduces the volume of waste that the council has to dispose of.
Amy Williams

Lead Waste Technical Officer, Wiltshire Council

This is a brilliant way for residents to manage food waste or garden waste at home. The use of a composter means that gardeners can create nutrient rich compost for their outside space, improving soil and really benefiting plants. It will also reduce the volume of waste put into brown or black bins.

Thanet District Council

LCC are delighted to be working with Great Green Systems to further support our residents’ recycling efforts. We hope that the discounted rate on these food waste digesters and composters will encourage you to take up the offer and help you manage your food and garden waste at home.

Leeds City Council

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    Green Cone Food Waste Digester

    (7 customer reviews)

    The Green Cone Food Waste Digester turns cooked and uncooked leftover food, including meat, fish and bones, into nutrient-rich soil conditioner – no stirring or turning required.

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    Green Johanna 330 litre Hot Composter

    (13 customer reviews)

    A hot composter, the Green Johanna recycles all kinds of waste food – even cooked food, meat and fish.

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    245 litre Maze Compost Tumbler


    The new 245lt Compost Tumbler by Maze transforms leftover waste and garden refuse into a rich, nutrient dense compost with next to no effort at all.

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    Winter Jacket for Green Johanna


    This Winter Jacket is specifically designed to fit the Green Johanna. Ideal for colder climates, this jacket allows your Green Johanna to digest food all year round.

  • 600 Litre Modular Composter

    Graf 600 Litre Eco-King Composter


    This large 600 litre capacity modular composter is quick to assemble and has a bottom flap for easy access to finished compost.

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    Graf 450 litre Eco Master Flat Pack Composter


    This 450 litre composter features a wind-resistant lid and a large flap with a handle for convenient removal of finished compost.

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    Maze Wormery


    This stylish yet customizable wormery fits seamlessly into any area around your home. Unlike other bulky wormeries the Maze farm will not only take up a small space even if using multiples (vertical shelving available) but will look good on your balcony, deck or garden. Worms not included.

  • 210 litre water butt

    210 Litre Harcostar Water Butt Kit


    This attractive traditional barrel-shaped water butt comes in a dark green colour to suit most garden applications.

  • 100 Litre Mini Water Butt Kit

    100 Litre Mini Water Butt Kit


    This easy-to-essemble compact 100 litre water butt is supplied as a kit with a down pipe rain diverter.

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    7 litre Internal Food Waste Kitchen Caddy

    (1 customer review)

    The UK’s most-used food waste caddy – supplied by hundreds of local authorities operating food waste collection schemes.

  • Sale! 5 / 7 Litre Compostable Food Caddy Liner

    5 / 7 Litre Compostable Food Caddy Liner

    (1 customer review)

    Two rolls of 52 biodegradable 5-7 litre Compostable Liners. Suitable for use with the vast majority of internal food waste caddies supplied on UK food waste collection programmes.


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