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General News · 17th April 2012
Comox Strathcona Waste Mgm'
The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service is offering residents an opportunity to purchase a “Green Cone”, after last year’s sale proved so popular with people keen to recycle their leftover kitchen scraps.

The food digesters will be on sale from Monday, April 16 until Friday, May 11, 2012. The “Green Cone” takes all types of food waste, including fruit and vegetable scraps, cooked and uncooked meats, fish, bones and dairy products along with other food wastes such as bread and pasta. The digester cleverly turns these scraps into water and carbon dioxide and then the nutrients are absorbed back into the soil. You cannot use the “Green Cone” for any garden waste (leaves, branches, etc.).

“Using a food waste digester helps divert organic waste from the landfills and it just might be the answer for those residents who do not have a yard or for people looking for an alternative to the Earth Machine backyard composter,” said Koreen Gurak, manager of communications for the Comox Valley Regional District. “The food digester is hassle-free and easy to install. Its cost is higher than the traditional composter but if well-maintained, it should be a lifetime investment for the environment.”

The “Green Cones” are on sale for $130.00. For all your “Green Cone” questions please call a compost educator in your area: Strathcona Regional District (SRD) call Elaine Jansen at 250-287-1625

“Green Cones” MUST be pre-ordered and pre-paid by contacting or visiting:
Strathcona Gardens recreation complex (for orders in the SRD) 225 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River – Tel: 250-287-9234

For more information on the food waste digesters visit www.cswm.ca/greencones.