What is compost? The breaking down of organic material into smaller substances such as bacteria, fungi and microorganisms. The nutrient rich soil created through this process can be used for landscaping, gardening or other growing purposes.
What can be composted? If it grows, it goes! We will collect all kitchen scraps, including meat and dairy, fruit, vegetables, bread, pasta, rice, cereal, coffee grounds, tea bags, eggs, nuts and limited amounts of paper towel. We do ask, however, that you limit the amount of meat and dairy you are composting. We also accept small amounts of paper products such as paper towel or cups so long as they haven't been used with any cleaning or chemical products. Please also note that liquids should be drained before adding waste to your bucket.
What cannot be composted? Please NOpet waste, and NO inorganic items, such as plastic, metals, glass, diapers, etc. We also ask that you don't put disinfectants, herbicides, or antibiotics in your compost. Please NO "compostable plastics." Please remember to remove stickers from fruit/veg as this is not good for the worms! Please drain large volumes of liquid first e.g pour your coffee down the sink but keep the grounds for the compost bucket!
What is Bokashi bran? Originating from Japan and South East Asia, Bokashi is an anaerobic style of composting that uses a specific group of microbes to ferment food scraps, creating a nutrient-rich compost full of beneficial microorganisms.
What do I do with the Bokashi bran? Each time you add food waste to your bucket, sprinkle a light layer of Bokashi all over the food scraps. Replace the lid and seal tight.
Will my compost bucket smell? Composting can cause unpleasant smells as the waste decomposes, but when done properly this can be reduced significantly. Each bucket provided will include an air tight lid and Bokashi Bran compost accelerator. The Bokashi Bran will aid in the breakdown of waste and reduce odor. It is importantly to ensure the lid is sealed.
What happens to my food waste? All waste will be composted using a two stage Bokashi composting process. It will instantly begin fermenting anaerobically using Bokashi bran whilst inside your bucket. Next it will be added to compost piles and worm farms, then later used to generate nutrient rich soil to produce local food.