Let’s recycle kitchen waste with Bokashi One™ 

Bokashi One™ bucket composting is a convenient system designed to be used in the kitchen. The system is comprised of an airtight bucket and Bokashi One™ Mix or EM®​ Bokashi

which work together to eliminate the odours and insects associated with composting. 

​This system processes most kitchen waste and  when the fermented product is dug into the soil it produces a

nourishing compost.

  *EM® and EM-1® are registered trademarks of EM Research Organization, Inc.

How to Use Bokashi bucket

1.  Position the plastic grate on the ledge near

the bottom of the bucket with the knob upright.

Make sure the tap is in the off position. Put a

sheet of newspaper and sprinkle a handful of

Bokashi mix over the newspaper.

2.  Collect the food waste in a small container

and put it in the Bokashi bucket.

(avoid large amounts of liquids,

largelarge bones, rotten or mouldy foods)

3.  Press down with a masher or a big spoon to

reduce air pockets and roughly level the waste.         Sprinkle  a handful Bokashi Mix or EM®​ Bokashi

on the waste. (use more Bokashi when adding

high protein or watery food waste)

Check that the lid is closed tightly at all times.

4.  Regularly drain the Bokashi juice produced

using the tap at the base of the bucket. 

5.  Repeat the process of adding waste until the

Bokashi bucket is full.

If the fermentation is successful, it will smell like


6.  Once full, the waste is ready to be buried. 

7.  Wash your Bokashi bucket after each use.

Note: the waste does not break down in the bucket; it is fermenting and will reduce in volume as it loses water content. Complete breakdown of the waste and the composting process occurs when it is buried in the soil

How to bury the fermented waste

  • Dig a hole or trench approximately 20-25cm deep. Add the fermented waste

     and mix in some soil. Cover the waste completely with soil. 

  • For established gardens, dig the hole around plants or between rows of trees.

  • Be sure roots of very young plants do not come into direct contact with the compost 

     as it may burn them. The compost is acidic when first dug in, but neutralises after 

     7-10 days. It is best to wait 2 weeks before planting.

  • If you don’t have room to dig a hole every time your bucket needs emptying, you can

    create a Bokashi compost heap, burying the waste in a regular spot in your garden.

    Once the waste has completely broken down, use it as a rich top-soil. 

  • Fermented waste can also be added to a conventional compost bin.

How to use bokashi Juice

Bokashi juice should be used soon after draining it from the Bokashi bucket.


House use:  to clean drains or toilets pour the Bokashi juice directly into them.

Garden use: to fertilise garden or pot plants, dilute the Bokashi juice with water

                   at 1:500~1000


  • Bokashi bucket system can accept most food waste including, meat, fish, dairy, citrus,

    onions, egg shells, cooked, raw and processed foods.

  • This system reduces food waste going to landfill.

  • Bokashi bucket is conveniently stored indoors.

  • It’s extremely fast - conventional composting can be a long, involved process, Bokashi bucket is much faster.

  • Food waste converted to nourishing compost.

  • Bokashi bucket does not produce greenhouse gasses, like methane, making your compost safe for the environment.

  • Bokashi Juice (produced in Bokashi bucket) can help clean drains and will improve the quality of waste water. It can also be used in a diluted form as a fertiliser.