I love composting and whether you live in an apartment or have a garden, anyone who is living an eco-friendly life will probably want to compost using the Urban Composter City Bokashi bucket. This urban composter is designed to use some clever attributes to help you compost more and reduce waste in the kitchen. In fact, it helps me reduce a substantial amount of waste, plus I get liquid fertiliser for my plants and great compost for the garden and pot plants.
Urban Composter City is a compact design Bokashi bucket that maximises capacity and uses an easy to handle microorganism Bokashi spray. It comes in two sizes and a range of four coloured lids. It is a perfect size for singles, couples, small families and apartment living and small enough to fit comfortably under the sink. I choose to keep my two buckets in the laundry which is close to my kitchen to save space under the kitchen sink.
As the Urban Composter City is completely airtight it prevents bad odours getting out and flies getting in. All types of food scraps can be added including greens, meat, fish, citrus, dairy, coffee grounds (I use a Nespresso machine so just take the grounds out of the tubs when I empty the container and put them into the bucket), wilted flowers, eggshells and more. Personally, I don’t like meat in my compost so I don’t add that but it’s perfectly ok to do so.
Scraps for the compost including coffee grains
The Urban Composter is an anaerobic composting system that uses microorganisms to ferment food scraps so they can quickly break down when buried into soil. The result is a rich & nutritious soil conditioner.
The Urban Composter includes:
1 x Urban Composter bucket & lid
1 x drain tray and tap
The Urban Composter system applies the Bokashi microorganisms from a spray bottle, so there is no need to cart around and store the sawdust/grain option that is used as a carrier for the micro-organism. Compost accelerator needs to be purchased separately for $9.95 and I have found it lasts a long time.
EVERY SMALL THING YOU DO HELPS THE EARTH
By returning your food scraps to the earth you are enriching the soil, reducing waste and carbon emissions, plus you are doing your plants a big favour by providing substantial nutrients to help them grow.
Spraying the microorganisms on to the scraps
Cut up your food scraps to small sizes and place them into the Urban Composter bucket.
Spray Compost Accelerator onto the scraps every time they are added (recommend 4-5 sprays evenly over scraps).
Bokashi grain mix can also be used if desired however I don’t use this.
Push scraps down to compact the layers each time and ensure lid is sealed. It’s very important to make sure the lid is sealed tightly.
Every few days drain off the soil conditioner from the tap and dilute it 1/100 and pour onto your plants or garden.
When the bucket is full, simply drain all the remaining liquid, dilute it and add to plants. Dig the remaining pulp into some soil or an outside compost bin and leave it to settle for 6-8 weeks.
The treated soil is ready to spread on the garden, top dress your lawn or add to your plant pots for some great results.
To clean the Urban Composter use with the brand’s Natural Cleaner spray as this won't harm microbes inside the composter, or fresh water with vinegar.
The Urban Compost bin full and all liquid drained then goes on to the outside compost bin. In a few weeks this compost will be dark and rich and ready to add to a garden bed or pot plants. This bin is always kept covered to keep vermin out.