Earth Bokashi commercial food waste recycling bins

Large scale bokashi food waste composting

For small commercial kitchens and canteens the bin system works very well.
Available in 50L or 100L bins the bokashi fermentation keeps your kitchen clean, vermin and odour free.
The commercial system works well for volumes up to 2,000kg per month.

  • Food waste ferments and does not rot.
  • Closed system so no fly or vermin infestations.
  • If upliftment required, costs can be reduced by reducing frequency of collections (no rotting so no smells).
Research done has shown that this system has multiple benefits for canteen operators:
  • Reduce food costs by 4% through (a) direct measurement of waste volumes, (b) visibility of waste type.
  • Reduce consumable costs by 11.8%.
  • Hygiene benefits - no leaky bags dripping onto kitchen floors.

Earth Cycler Rotary In-Vessel Composting Machine

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The Earth Cycler easily handles up to 5,000kg of food waste per month.
This is a flow through system with a very small footprint (fits into a car parking space).
Energy consumption is very low at 34kWh per month.

“heron IVC” in-vessel composting machine

heron IVC food waste composting machine

The heron IVC can process - depending on the size of the unit - up to 60,000kg of food waste per month.
We have three models.
* 12 m3 unit to process up to 1,000kg per day.
* 18 m3 unit to process up to 1,500kg per day.
* 24 m3 unit to process up to 2,000kg per day.
These units can be adapted to fit into your waste area and can replace compactors.

Life & Earth develops tailored composting recipes to ensure optimum composting for the matrix being composted. The key is to ensure the correct carbon:nitrogen ratio and also moisture content (the matrix should not be too wet). Getting the recipe right ensures:

  • optimum temperatures to eliminate any pathogens (should they exit in the pre-composted waste stream).
  • faster composting times in order to balance the ratio between waste input and compost output.
  • the matrix does not contribute to fly infestation through destroying fly eggs and larvae which could enter composting machinery through the waste stream prior to composting.
In developing compost recipes Earth Probiotic focusses on existing waste streams which can be added to the composting machines. For example, contaminated cardboard is readily available and has very low recyclable value. Other sources include shredded garden (green) waste and wood chips (even from damaged pallets).


All Earth Probiotic products are officially Proudly South African. We believe that we are all responsible in growing employment, transferring skills and, as is our nature, innovating to make a difference to our country.

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