Turn your kitchen scraps into compost in only 6 weeks. Meat & dairy too!

Composting shouldn't be a drag. The Bokashi Bucket home composting system is an easy and clean way to compost all of your food scraps right inside your home. There are no foul smells and no mess. Turn your waste into superfood for your garden, lawn or house plants, while playing a crucial role in reducing landfill waste. Bonus!
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What Goes Inside


  • Fruits & Veggies
  • Rice, Bread, Pasta
  • Meats (cooked or uncooked)
  • Bones
  • Dairy
  • Coffee Grinds


  • Grease
  • Liquid
  • Paper & Plastic
  • Yard Waste
  • Glass
  • Metal

Bokashi Features

The Bokashi Bucket harnesses the power of beneficial microbes in our Bokashi Activator Mix and a process called anaerobic (no oxygen) fermentation to break down your food waste. It's 100% natural and 100% safe for people, plants and the environment.

  • Quick & Easy Composting

    Being green shouldn't be a drag. The Bokashi Bucket makes composting easy. No foul smells, messes or pests. You can do it right inside your kitchen and the whole process only takes about 6 weeks to complete!

  • All Inclusive

    Go ahead, toss it all in there! The Bokashi Bucket can handle 100% of your food waste including meat, dairy and bones.

  • Keepin' It Green

    Did you know that it's food waste taking up the most space in our landfills? Yeah, really! Food waste rotting in the landfill pollutes our air, land and water. Composting your food waste keeps our environment clean and reduces landfill waste.

  • Grow big. Save Money

    The Bokashi Bucket turns your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost that your plants, tress and lawn will love. Dirt ain't cheap anymore. Why buy it when you can make it!

How It Works

  • 1

    Add a 2" layer of food scraps to your Bokashi Bucket. You can add food scraps as you make them or collect your daily food scraps (in a shopping bag or container) and add all at once. Break up or cut larger food pieces to help them break down faster. Be sure not to add more than a 2" layer of food scraps at a time.

  • 2

    Use the smasher tool that comes with your Bokashi Bucket to smash down the food scraps into an even layer. This helps to make room for more and also reduces air pockets. Remember, air is our enemy.

  • 3

    Sprinkle a handful (approx 2-3oz) of Bokashi Activator Mix on top of your 2" layer of food scraps. Use more Bokashi Activator Mix when adding meat, fish, cheese or egg and in hotter weather. It can help to gently mix the new layer of waste with Bokashi Activator Mix and smash down again. Repeat SCRAPS-SMASH-SPRINKLE until your Bokashi Bucket is full.

  • 4

    Carefully seal the lid to make sure the Bokashi Bucket is airtight. This will ensure no air gets in and the right conditions for anaerobic (no oxygen) fermentation are in place. Not doing so could result in a stinky bucket. A sweet & sour smell indicates good fermentation and a foul odor indicates rotting. Signs of white mold are fine. Always keep your lid on nice and tight!

  • 5

    Every 2-3 days, drain your Bokashi Bucket. Turn the spigot dial to the left and tip the bucket until liquid comes out. Don't throw it away! This liquid is primo plant food. We call it "Bokashi Tea". To use the Bokashi Tea, dilute it at 2-3oz per gallon of water and apply to soil or spray on plants.

  • 6

    Once your Bokashi Bucket is full, the fermented (half-composted) food scraps need to be mixed with the soil to finish off the composting process. They can be mixed right into your garden bed, compost pile, or in a bin with soil if you don't have a yard or garden. In about 4 weeks, you'll have nutrient-rich compost ready to plant in.

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About Us

Food waste is the least recycled waste we make and accounts for most of the waste in our landfills. Rotting food waste in the landfill pollutes our air, land and water. Our landfills are overflowing and we're running out of space to keep stashing our waste. It's time to get food waste out of there. It's time to do something different.

Using The Bokashi Bucket™ to recycle your food scraps instead of sending them off to the landfill is an easy way to have an immediate impact on both your local and global environment. You'll also be an inspiration for others to take action.

Our mission at Each One Teach One Farms is to make sustainability easy and accessible to the masses. We believe that small changes can have a big impact in this world. It's all about taking action one step at a time. Activate yourself and the rest will follow.

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How To Videos

  • Filling Up The Bokashi Bucket

    In this video, Jim shows you how to fill up your Bokashi Bucket, starting from when it arrives.

  • Emptying Your Bokashi Bucket

    Jim shows you what to do once your Bokashi Bucket is full and different ways to mix your fermented food scraps with the soil.

  • Draining and Using Bokashi Tea

    Here’s how you drain your Bokashi Bucket and how you use the Bokashi Tea.

  • FAQ: Does it stink?

  • FAQ: How much food waste should I add at one time?

  • FAQ: How often do i drain my Bokashi Bucket?

  • FAQ: How long will one bag of Bokashi Activator last?

  • FAQ: What do I do about mold?


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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I put my Bokashi Bucket?

Place your Bokashi Bucket where it is easy for you to use but out of direct sunlight and away from any heaters. Inside your kitchen, garage, laundry room or basement are great places to keep it.

What do I do if my Bokashi Bucket smells bad?

When done correctly you?re Bokashi Bucket shouldn?t smell. Foul odors come when you don?t?add enough Bokashi Activator, add too much scraps at a time, air gets into the bucket, or you?re not draining your bucket. Address these issues to fix a stinky bucket.

When should I drain my Bokashi Bucket?

It?s good practice to drain your Bokashi Bucket or at least check it for liquids every 2-3 days.

Where should I bury my Bokashi Bucket?

Alongside your garden bed, around trees or in an area where you plan to plant are garden are great places to bury your fermented food scraps. Anywhere in your yard is fine too. ?We like to bury ours in a plastic storage bin with some soil or compost. In about 4 weeks, it’s ready for planting!