Discounted Composting Kits
Food Waste Composting Kits
Food waste is a considerable proportion of the waste stream, so council is encouraging food waste recycling by selling bokashi composting kits for a discounted rate.
Bokashi allows food waste to be recycled into a nutrient rich compost in under half the time of normal composting. Made from effective microorganisms (EM), molasses and plant based materials, such as sawdust, rice bran or wheat bran, bokashi is a natural product. Using a special airtight container, it can be added to the following.
- Fruit and vegetables
- Left over prepared foods
- Cooked or raw meat and fish
- Egg shells
- Small pieces of bones
- Coffee grinds and tea bags
10 litre system - starter kit (bucket set and one bag of Compost-Zing).
15 litre system - starter kit (bucket set and one bag of Compost-Zing).
Compost-Zing per 1kg bag.
Pet Waste Composting Kits
Animal waste should NOT be placed in refuse bags, so council is encouraging the use of Ensopet, an innovative in ground composting system, to manage pet waste hygienically. EnsoPet composts waste from dogs, cats, rabbits and even guinea pigs.
A composting kit includes a composter, a bag of EnsoPet Starter, tongs and instructions.
Once installed, pet waste can be put in the composter and EnsoPet Starter sprinkled on top. Micro-organisms ensure a rapid breakdown and due to this continuous cycle of composting, your composter may never fill. If it does, just move it to another location.
|EnsoPet Waste Composter Kit - includes 1 x 1.2kg bag of EnsoPet Starter mix.||$50.00|
|Per bag of EnsoPet Starter mix (1.2kg).||$12.50|
Composting kits can be purchased from:
- Amberley transfer station
- Council Offices - Amberley
- Ordered via Amberley, Cheviot, Culverden and Hanmer Springs libraries for collection within a couple of days.