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GREEN GADGETS!

People keen to buy the latest must-have green gadget are being advised to get their orders in early.  Wiltshire County Council has launched a trial scheme to save thousands of pounds in tax and divert hundreds of tonnes of potentially polluting waste from landfill.  The council has signed a one-year contract with Green Cone to supply a limited number of food waste digesters to households in the county.  There are two types of digesters on offer to Wiltshire residents. Both can deal with raw waste from food preparation and left-over cooked waste from the average household including such traditionally difficult to dispose of items as cooked fruit and vegetable waste, bones and meat (including poultry and fish).   It means that up to 30 per cent of the average household bin could be tackled at home with one of these smart digesters rather than sent to landfill.  People can buy the digesters, which are placed in the garden, at a specially reduced price either by ringing a special hotline, going online or attending one of two sales events the first of which is this weekend.  A discounted Green Cone food waste digester is just £15 to pick up. The normal retail price is £79.95 delivered.  The second type of food waste digester on offer is called the Green Johanna. This is larger than the Green Cone but has added the bonus of also taking garden waste and producing compost. This is available for the reduced price of £20 for pick up. The normal retail price is £108.94 delivered. Wiltshire residents will need to bring along a proof of address and a note of their postcode will be made for marketing purposes.  Residents will also need to agree to take part in a postal survey later in the year to find out how they have got on with the product.  People who can’t get to the distribution centres can telephone their orders for home delivery at an additional charge of £5 on a special free hotline number 0800 019 2064. If you order via the website www.greencone.com you will be entitled to a £1 discount on your order for each unit. This offer is limited to one Green Cone and one Green Johanna per household.  For more information about waste and recycling in Wiltshire see www.recycleforwiltshire.com.