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Recycling Your Kitchen Waste into Compost Easily

Many of our garden maintenance customers ask about making compost from kitchen and garden waste and we are

Kitchen Waste Digester
Kitchen Waste Digester

always keen on new technologies and ideas about how to do that easily and cleanly. As you probably know if you have ever managed a compost heap that it can get smelly and turn downright putrid if you get it wrong.

Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions Pty. Ltd. is a recycling business focused on the management and reuse of food-waste.

Food-waste, when dumped, is an environmental hazard.  During the putrefying process, food-waste produces greenhouse gases including methane, attracts vermin, provides an ideal breeding ground for pathogenic bacteria and pollutes above and below-ground water sources.

However, when treated properly food-waste can be reused as a microbial rich soil enhancer. And any gardener likes that idea.

Earth Probiotic’s solution is a fermentation (vs. decomposing) process.  Using bokashi – wheat-bran innoculated with effective microorganisms – food-waste is fermented in anaerobic drums and digesters.  Through this process, ALL food-waste can be treated including cooked and uncooked meat, sea-food, dairy, onions, citrus and small bones.

During the fermentation process pathogens are removed through competitive exclusion.  Good bacteria colonises the food-waste matrix and makes it ready for reapplication into soil and compost.

Not only is the food-waste thus now reusable, the end product is rich in essential microbial life and thus has the ability to super-charge plant and vegetable growth.

Earth Probiotic offers food-waste management solutions for households and businesses.

Business Food-Waste Solutions

As no two commercial kitchens are the same, Earth Probiotic offers a bespoke solution.  Solutions can be either:

Setting up on-site composting facilities so that food-waste can be reused in the grounds of the entity.
Providing a collection and replacement solution where fermentation drums are collected and replaced with clean ones.  Food-waste is taken to Earth Probiotic’s composting facility in northern Johannesburg.

For both solutions, in-kitchen separation is necessary.

Earth Probiotic provides fermentation drums, separation drums and bokashi.  Bokashi should be added to the food-waste during the separation process.

Successful implementations include Protea Hotels (Witbank, Capital, Highveld), The Peech Hotel, and a completed trial at Nando’s in Savoy.  Benefits of the system listed are:

Cleaner more easily managed kitchens.
Significantly fewer flies and other pests.
Reduced odours.
Increased waste awareness and thus savings.
Financial savings on pest deterrents, rubbish bags, cleaning products and bin pick-up costs.

Domestic Food-Waste Solutions

Imported digesters manufactured by SCD Probiotics in Thailand.  These digesters (also called composters) are anaerobic probiotic-infused plastic bins.
Local digesters manufactured in South Africa.  These bins are available in 20/25l for domestic and small B&B use.
Bokashi bran which is essential for the effective fermentation of the food-waste.  Bokashi is locally brewed using SCD Probiotics technology.
Food-waste is deposited in the digester and then progressively layered with bokashi.  During the process there are no bad odours, no fly infestation and no roaches.  It’s the cleanest and easiest and cleanest way to manage your food-waste.

If the idea of easily disposing of your kitchen waste – domestic or commercial –  interests you then call Kevin on o83 686 4471 for more information and a costing for your application.  You may be surprised at how little it costs and you may even end up saving a lot of money in the process.

How To Deal With The Clean Earth With Organic Pest Control

We have had an us with pest control mentality when it come to the control of unwanted pests. It is a kind of scorched earth philosophy. Often we approach pest control like a man killing an ant with an elephant gun. To kill mosquitoes we blanket entire areas with chemicals causing serious breathing problems for elderly people and young children. To stop aphids we blanket fields with insecticides that not only kill their targeted pest, but can actually take nutrition out of the food we grow, thus harming us in the process.

We must find methods of organic pest control management. Therefore we need to seek out organic pest control service so that we can stop hurting the environment and ourselves.

A Sane Approach

Instead of a blanket eradication, organic pest control management offers a targeted approach, addressing only the threatening pests while leaving everything else, including ourselves unharmed. By understanding the various pest populations and the most effective deterrents for each you can be sure you are dealing with the problem and not contributing to it.

Organic pest control management is all about using natural methodologies to control these pests. It is all about finding balance. Understanding that those things we deem pest play a role in the environment as well. Certain species, if eradicated would cause a broken link in the food chain that can result in damage to humans. This can be seen in the disappearance of bees which are the primary source of pollination for most food crops. While bees can have dangerous stings, their benefit is unassailable and organic pest control management takes that into account.

Dealing with Fear

We need to understand that pest control may involve a trade off. Those pests we deem offensive often provide necessary functions such as the removal of waste and processing or organic matter that if built up would pollute the environment. The lowly termite is an example of this kind of trade off. That which in nature is beneficial can cause untold damage to human habitation. Organic pest control management understands that it is just as effective to relocate a pest as it is to kill it. That can be better to balance things out.

We need to overcome our fear of insects and arthropods, particularly spiders. It is spiders that most effectively control insect populations because they feed on more damaging pests. Fear is no reason for eradication. Using organic pest control management can help us not throw out the baby with bath water. We need to control pests, but we also need to be selective in what we do. No one else can control the damage to the environment. It is up to us to use organic pest control management to save the earth.

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