Henque Waste Bokashi food waste recycling bins:

Our Bokashi bins are 25L in size and are made from recycled plastic.

  • Bins include an internal strainer

  • Robust tap to drain bokashi juice

  • Seal tightly

  • Can hold up to 18kg of food waste

Our Bokashi is made with indigenous South African microorganisms. Bokashi contains a balanced mix of nitrogen and carbon rich material to assist in the final composting of your food waste.

The 2kg Bokashi bags are 100% compostable.

Bokashi and Vermiculture

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Bokashi and Vermiculture Products

Products:

Bokashi Starter Kit

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Product description:

A simple low risk way to start bokashi food waste recycling and composting.

Kit includes 1 x 25L food waste recycling bin, internal strainer PLUS 700g Earth Bokashi inside a 2.5L kitchen container to collect your days food waste. Once full empty into recycling bin and add one handful of Earth Bokashi.

Using our Bokashi you can recycle ALL your food waste, including cooked and raw food, meat, seafood and dairy. 

Layer food waste with Bokashi in the airtight bin. Approximately 2.5L of food waste to a generous handful of Bokashi. 

Once the recycling bin is full, leave it to stand sealed for two weeks and then add into your existing compost heap, bin or bag, trench into soil, make a soil factory or feed to an earthworm farm. 

Within 8-12 weeks you will have a nutrient rich compost for your garden. 

No more smelly bins and no more flies! 

Plus, by diverting your organic waste from landfill you are doing your bit for the planet - saving 235Kg's of CO2E per ton you recycle.

Bokashi Recycling Kit

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Product description:

  • Food waste bin with internal strainer. Ideal for households or B&B operators.

  • The strainer is made from 100% recycled polypropylene.

  • Single bucket system.

  • The bin is made from 65% recycled material and recyclable. 

  • Use our Bokashi system to easily and quickly recycle your food waste into soil food. 

Bokashi Bin:

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Product description:

  • Two Bokashi recycling bins (fill one, then use the other during the two weeks post filling fermentation period).

  • All food waste can be added into the bin including cooked and raw food, meat, seafood, citrus and egg shells.

  • Each Bokashi bin can hold about 16kg of food waste.

  • You will use approximately 400-500 grams per 25L Bokashi bin. 

  • Each Bokashi bin includes a lid, tap and internal strainer. Instructions are printed on the bin.

No More Smelly Bins! No More Flies! 

Recycle ALL your food waste including cooked and uncooked meat, seafood, bones, dairy, citrus and egg shells.

Simply layer food waste with Bokashi in Earth Probiotic’s airtight bin. Once full leave to stand for two weeks to complete fermentation. Thereafter, the fermented waste can be composted with garden waste, trenched into soil, fed to an earthworm farm or used to make a soil factory. 

Recycling food waste helps reduce your personal carbon footprint and ensures a safer and cleaner home/kitchen environment while adding valuable nutrients, minerals and micro-organisms into your soil. 

ALL our products are 100% South African produced and brewed locally.

Bins include lids, taps and internal strainer.

Bokashi – 2kg

Product description:

  • Bokashi is the essential additive which enables the pre-composting of food waste.

  • Proudly made with indigenous South African microbes.

  • Bokashi is manufactured using up-cycled materials and is specifically formulated with a balanced CN (carbon: nitrogen) composting ratio.

  • This ratio lowers fermentation odours while improving the composting of the fermented food waste matrix.

  • The packaging bag is re-usable and recyclable.

  • The 2kg bag will treat approximately four Earth Bokashi bins.

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Bokashi - 4kg

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Product description:

  • Bokashi is the essential additive which enables the pre-composting of food waste.

  • Proudly made with indigenous South African microbes.

  • Bokashi is manufactured using up-cycled materials and is specifically formulated with a balanced CN (carbon: nitrogen) composting ratio.

  • This ratio lowers fermentation odours while improving the composting of the fermented food waste matrix.

  • The packaging bag is re-usable and recyclable.

  • The 4kg bag will treat approximately eight Earth Bokashi bins.

Henque Waste Earth Worm Tower:

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Product description:

  • Our earthworm farm consists of two worm trays, a drip tray with a tap and a lid.

  • Comes with approximately 200 red wiggler composting earthworms, packed in a separate tub filled with bedding.

Includes full instructions.

  • Convert organic waste into a nutrient rich compost for your garden.

  • All food waste including cooked and raw food, meat, citrus, etc. can be fed to your worm farm after it's been fermented in a bokashi bin.

  • Bokashi food waste is the ideal feedstock for these composting earthworms as the fermented product is packed with micro-organisms which the worms feed on. 

  • Our earthworm farm can also be used to compost fresh untreated food waste, but not cooked food, meat, dairy, citrus, onions and other acidic food, unless treated with bokashi first. 

  • Dimension (L x B x H): 670mm x 415mm x 590mm.

  • Made from non-reactive food grade polypropylene, and is recyclable.

FAQ:

HOW DOES THE WHOLE BOKASHI THING WORK?

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HOW DO I INSTALL THE TAP?

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I'M STRUGGLING TO INSERT THE TAP. WHAT CAN I DO?

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MY BIN IS NOT PRODUCING BOKASHI JUICE. WHY?

The amount of juice will depend on the moisture content of the food you add. For instance, high moisture fruit such as watermelon will produce more juice than old toast.

In winter your digester will produce less liquid than summer. 

This is for two reasons: (a) winter food tends to be starchier and summer food contains more juicy fruits and veggies which have higher moisture content, (b) the cold of winter makes the microbes less active than the warmth of summer.

HOW MANY BOKASHI BINS DO I NEED?

You need a minimum of two bins. Why? Once the first bin is full it needs to stand for two weeks to finish fermentation. During this time, you can then start filling your second bin.

Each bin will hold around 18kg of food waste. If you generate more than this you can always purchase an additional bin.

Or if, like us, you don't run your composting activity like clockwork, then you might need a couple of extra bins.

THERE IS WHITE MOULD IN MY BIN. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

White mould is good. The white mould is a beneficial fungus which helps suppress pathogens. If you have white mould, it shows that your fermentation is going well. When added to soil this beneficial fungus helps with water retention and helps bind soil together.

Black/blue/green mould is bad. It shows that the fermentation has not worked properly. This is a rare occurrence and is the result of the bin not being closed properly (not anaerobic), not enough bokashi has been used, and/or rotten food has been added the bin.

THE CONTENTS OF THE BIN ARE NOT TURNING INTO COMPOST. WHY?

Bokashi composting is a two-step process: first, the bokashi microbes ferment the food waste (essentially getting it ready for the second step); second, add the contents of the bin to your compost heap (or compost bag or bin), or trench it under 30cm of soil, or feed it bit by bit to composting earth worms, or make your own soil in a pot or bin.

 

At Henque Waste, we hope to inspire you to just start doing something good: composting your food waste, protecting your soil , and being resourceful with your waste

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