About Us

Big ideas from a small-town company

Solarcone, Inc. is a family-owned environmental company, dedicated to helping Americans help our Earth, one household at a time. We distribute the Green Cone System and associated products and services to government agencies, private companies, universities, and individual customers throughout the United States.

The Green Cone System was patented in the USA and Canada in 1989. That same year, Solarcone was established as a corporation with the exclusive rights to distribute the Green Cone in the United States. Since then, Solarcone's continued mission has been to advance the grassroots recycling movement while supporting small business enterprise.

The company was founded by the Falconer family, and is to this day is a 100% women-owned business, with three generations of Falconers sharing its ownership. Located in rural Illinois, Solarcone embraces a small-town approach to consumer education and personal service, no matter how large the customer.

The company's history has proven that even small efforts can make a big difference in combating environmental challenges. With this vision in mind, Solarcone continues to expand its vast network, developing Green Cone programs for both public and private organizations. Solarcone continues to implement modern ideas to help combat the serious food waste issues we face today.

News & Events

The Green Johanna Has Arrived!
Solarcone, Inc. is proud to offer the Green Johanna Hot Composter in 2009!. Read all about this versatile compost bin.
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Additional Resources

Here are some useful resources about how to make a positive impact on our environment. Please note that by clicking on these links, you will leave the Solarcone website:

An eco-friendly bed & breakfast inn in the mountains of the North Georgia wine country.

College of the Atlantic
A fully accredited university specializing in Human Ecology: "A Curriculum with a Conscience."

Compost Guide
A complete guide to composting for the yard and garden.

Earth 911
Empowers Americans with accurate, local information to protect their community's environment.

Environmentalism for the 21st century.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies.

National Recycling Coalition
A membership organization of recycling professionals and advocates dedicated to maximizing recycling.

PERC: Property and Environment Research Center
The nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to resolving environmental problems.

A trade and professional organization promoting compost. Provides a unified voice for the growing composting industry.

US EPA - Waste & Recycling Program
Environmental Protection Agency department responsible for coordinating environmental well-being programs.