Can I Compost Bokashi Residue in the HOTBIN?

Friday, 12 January 2018  |  HOTBIN Composting

Can Bokashi Residue be Added to the HOTBIN?

What is Bokashi?

Bokashi meaning “fermentation” is an anaerobic food digestion process that literally pickles the waste with inoculated bran over a period of 14 days without being disturbed. The leachate produced as a by-product has to be drained from the bin every few days.

Can I Add Bokashi Residue into the HOTBIN?

When removed from the system this waste is pickled and 'pre-composted' therefore adding this to the HOTBIN will provide no nutritional value to the bacteria and subsequently very little heat will be produced as the break it down further.

We would also be concerned about adding any waste that has gone through this process as it will include bran like substance. We do not recommend adding any bran into the HOTBIN as this can absorb the moisture within the bin and swell causing restricted airflow.

If you currently have a Bokashi system and are looking to purchase a HOTBIN, the HOTBIN will compost any waste you can add to a Bokashi system so you would not need to operate both systems.