Why does my Bokashi bin smell?

The bokashi bin smell is completely normal as long it does not stink like rotten food.

When properly sealed, your Bokashi Organko should not affect the smells in your kitchen. If it does, there might be something wrong. Let’s have a look at how to solve this problem.

Add more bio-waste to your Bokashi Organko composter

Larger amounts of organic waste ferment better than smaller ones. Decomposing will be much more efficient with less air in the container, as this process requires a minimum amount or no oxygen present. Prepare a firmer base for your fermentation mass.

Make sure to start composting with at least one to two litters of biowaste.

Add 20ml of Bokashi bran and press it really well.

Add more Bokashi bran

Microorganisms found in the Bokashi bran are crucial for the optimal fermentation process. Without them, the organic waste will decay, not decompose.

Make sure to add enough Bokashi bran, especially at the beginning of composting.

Later, sprinkle it after every layer of bio-waste. We recommend putting 20ml of bran after every layer.

Make sure that bio-waste is not too wet

If the vegetable or fruit you were going to put into your Bokashi Organko composter is soaked in water, we recommend you leave it in the sink for a while and wait for it to dry. Especially in the summer months, you might notice water drops caused by condensation in your Bokashi Organko bin. It can be sorted by putting a piece of newspaper on top of the last layer. It will absorb the moisture.

Drain your Bokashi Organko composter regularly

Bokashi liquid is full of organic nutrients, and diluted can be used to fertilize your plants. If you forget to take it out, the microorganisms will consume the nutrients very quickly, which will lead pathogenic organisms to multiply and produce a horrific smell. Once the bokashi liquid starts to rot, you can pour it down the kitchen sink, making it cleaner.