Basic Bokashi Bins
What to put in and what not to put in Bokashi bins:

Raw/cooked fish
Raw/cooked meat & bones
Fruit & veg
Diary products
Pizza & burgers
Cooked food
Old flowers


Liquids (eg milk, juice)
Tea bags
Tobacco Ash
too much of any one thing!

Simple instructions

1)Put cooked and uncooked food scraps into your Bokashi composter, spreading the contents.

2)Sprinkle a handful of Bokashi each time you add to your composter.

3)Press the material down to expel air from the organic matter.

4)Ensure the lid is left securely closed after each visit.

5)When full leave the Bokashi composter for 2 weeks, on bins with Juice drain taps frequently drain off the liquid.

6)During the two weeks while your full bin is fermenting start filling the 2nd bin.

Helpful hints

Notice a foul smell instead of a slight pickled smell? Something may not be right.

1)ensure the Bokashi bin is out of direct sunlight and away from radiators
2)ensure the lid is left fully sealed every time you leave it.

3)add more bokashi bran! As a general rule each time just over an inch of waste is added completely cover the whole scraps surface.

4)Drain the EM liquid from the bottom more frequently, ideally every 2 days.

I’ve got fungus in my bokashi?

Great, if its white that’s a good sign! If its green and black that’s rotting & not so good, a failed load.

Failed load? In the unlikely, at worst rare occasion, you get a failed load, rotting not fermented, it can be dug into a hole in the garden (preferably aside from plants) and mixed with soil and extra bokashi bran.

Make dealing with kitchen waste for council collection nicer!

No more rotting, smells, flies, rats or unpleasant aspects of dealing with food waste for weekly or bi-weekly council collection: use basic bokashi buckets. Conveniently and safely kept indoors, just add food waste, sprinkle with bokashi bran and close the lid securely. The bran stops the rotting process (and odours) and triggers a fermentation process. Just put your fermented picked waste out for collection beating rotting, smells and rats.

Value your food waste - recycle, re-use!

EM Bokashi Juice

Whilst waste ferments with Bokashi bran a valuable liquid is produced (bursting with effective microbes) that can be drained off, diluted and watered or sprayed on indoor plants or the outdoor garden. Healthy, vibrant plants and rejuvenated soils packed with active effective micro-organisms. Or for your drains… the super strength liquid undiluted can be used to treat smelly and blocked drains.

Accelerated Compost

Perfect compost for boosting your garden, breaking down quickly to rebuild soil on a microbial level (decontaminating pathogens and pollutants) or to add to a conventional composter. Just like Bokashi juice its full of effective micro-organisms, enzymes, vitamins, organic acids, minerals and anti-oxidants.

After just 2 weeks left sealed and fermenting Bokashi compost can be added to:

your garden -dig and spread about 1" layer and cover with at least 3" of soil
your wormery -spread 1" thick & cover with damp paper, coco coir or soil
your composter -cover with fresh soil or compostable material.

Advantages of Bokashi, over conventional composters:
1)Compact bins, conveniently used indoors
2)takes just two weeks to produce useable compost
3)digests raw / cooked meat, bones, fish and dairy
4)no rotting odours, fruit flies or interest from vermin
5)bokashi compost containing meat/fish can be added to an outdoor
composter, quickly breaking down from picked compost to traditional garden compost.

Bokashi bins

To meet all your food recycling needs a bokashi bin system typically involves two bins: when one is full and fermenting for two weeks untouched and sealed, start filling the 2nd bin.