Choose a methodComposting, worm farming and bokashi fermentation are the 3 most popular ways to recycle your food scraps into healthy soil and fertiliser. Choose which suits you best depending on your household and garden situation.
Compost bins accelerate nature's nutrient reycling using heat created within above ground chambers or rotating tumblers.
- Processes lots of food scraps plus garden waste.
- Place above ground units on open soil. Tumblers go anywhere including balconies.
- Low maintenance.
Produces rich compost for your garden (Tumblers produce liquid fertiliser also).
Hungry worms break down food scraps into solid and liquid nutrients in compact multi-tray and larger single tray farms.
- Processes medium amounts of food scraps, primarily fruit and vegetables.
- Suitable for indoor as well as outdoor placement.
- A bit more maintenance.
Produces rich harvestable worm castings as well as lots of liquid fertiliser for your garden.
Bokashi uses anaerobic bacteria to ferment food waste into a readily decomposable ferment in a sealed kitchen bench bin.
- Ferments medium amounts of food scraps, all kinds!
- Suitable for kitchen or outdoor placement.
- Low maintenance, except when emptying.
Produces fermented food scraps (you then bury in soil) and lots of liquid fertiliser for your garden.