Premium Bokashi Starter Kit (2 bin)

(66 customer reviews)

$157.00 CAD$178.00 CAD

*Best seller*

Successful bokashi composting typically uses 2 bins, as this allows you to CONTINUOUSLY collect and compost all of your food waste as it’s produced. This is why our 2 bin kit is consistently our best seller for households new to bokashi composting.

Our 2 bin starter kit provides everything you need to successfully begin bokashi composting in your home, office, school or community.

This 2 bin bokashi compost kit comes with your choice of 2, or 4 bags of premium bokashi bran. Shipping costs are the same for 2, or 4 bags, because the bags fit inside the bin for shipping. This makes the 4 bag choice your best overall value.

Each starter kit includes:

  • 2 x bokashi kitchen composters (bokashi buckets),
  • 2, or 4 x 2.2 lb (1 kg) bags of premium bokashi bran,
  • includes Complete Guide to Bokashi Composting booklet.
  • Saving you up to 23%.

Order today and start producing your own homemade, microbe & nutrient-rich compost!

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Description

This complete bokashi composting starter kit offers our best value, and is consistently one of our best sellers to those new to bokashi composting.  In this kit, we’ve included everything you need to successfully start bokashi composting.

Each 2 bin bokashi composting starter kit includes:

  • 2 x bokashi kitchen composters with,
    • air tight lids,
    • spigots for draining the bokashi tea,
    • bottom strainer plates,
    • durable handles,
  • cup to collect bokashi tea,
  • includes Complete Guide to Bokashi Composting booklet,
  • your choice of 2, or 4 x 2.2 lb (1 kg) bags of premium bokashi bran.

Each 2.2 lb (1 kg) bag of bokashi bran is enough to ferment 5 full kitchen composters. For an average family, this is about 3 to 4 months worth of food scraps per 2.2 lb (1 kg) bag.

Other uses of bokashi bran

Microbe rich bokashi bran has multiple other household uses! In addition to building better soil, you can also:

  • dig it into existing compost piles to help re-invigorate them (this is especially popular during the colder winter months). With the addition of bokashi, life quickly returns to the pile, greatly speeding up the pile’s activity and quality of compost.
  • see great results by adding it directly to the garden as a soil enhancer. Simply dig in half a cup of bokashi per cubic foot of soil before planting into your garden or potting containers. The bokashi provides perfect conditions for plant root development.
  • add it to kitty litter boxes, animal cages and outhouses to help control odors. Simply sprinkle the bokashi bran in these areas for a noticeable difference.

Storing bokashi bran

Bokashi bran is best stored in an airtight container, out of direct sunlight, and within a few degrees of room temperature. When stored correctly, our bokashi bran will remain fully active for up to 18 months. Our bokashi bags are zip-lock style, and can be considered as airtight for storage.

Warranty and support

All our bokashi kitchen composters come with a complete 1 year warranty. This includes lids, spigots and drain plates. We also offer ongoing bokashi composting support to all our customers. Simply call or email us and we will be more than happy to answer any bokashi composting questions you may have!

Our strict production process ensures that our bokashi bran is always of optimal quality and freshness, before delivering to your door. We test and thoroughly dry each manufactured batch prior to shipping.

Additional information

Weight 4.9 kg
Dimensions 20 × 30 × 51 cm

66 reviews for Premium Bokashi Starter Kit (2 bin)

  1. Dan, California

    I love your products; we are currently running two of your buckets and our garden loves us for it. So do our friends and neighbors who get the compost “tea” that is more than we can use. The buckets and such are all very well made.

  2. Happy customer

    Thank You! Excited to be exposed to fermenting compost system! Look forward to pouring my first bucket in a trench in the garden! Cheers

  3. Bokashi composter

    Must have for those who love gardening in the backyard. It is a perfect kit. It works as it advertised.
    It’s like plug and play, and good investment

  4. gldndtch

    Delivery was fast and item was exactly as described. Time will tell if this form of composting works for us. 🙂

  5. Kim Bantten

    Quality product from a quality brand, I now rely greatly on these bins, they helped me so much and are so convenient compared to other ways I’ve tried. clean and easy with great results, that’s what sold me on them… I’ll definitely be back for more.. thankyou Bokashi

  6. Carly Jane

    I already compose with worms so I wanted to get a system set up for the dairy, meats and other stuff that the worms don’t eat. This Bokashi system is very good. Doesn’t smell. I recommend it.

  7. C

    I’ve had this for a short time. My first pail is almost full. As yet no smell and I can see less garbage . I think it was a good purchase.

  8. D.A.Davis

    I am giving my plants compost tea now and they love it. Very easy to set up and there is no smell coming from them. I highly recommend it.

  9. Nadine

    I just filled my first bucket – packed it up for its 2 week processing period. Great instructions to get things started. Will know more in a month or so.

  10. Yulia V

    I’m using this system for a few months already, in summer and winter (-30C, using the soil factory indoor).
    I was able to get composting consultations over Bokashi Living website and Instagram when needed.

  11. Reader27

    Item arrived in the estimated timeframe despite shipping delays from BC. It had an easy to use starter guide and after a couple of days, I already get the compost vibe when I open the lid! For those not familiar, be advised this will not turn it into dirt-like compost – rather it significantly accelerates the ability for your compost contents to assimilate to the soil when you bury it. Looking forward to spring!!

  12. Lezlie Chasse

    Very impressed with the design and quality of these composting bins. I have only started my first bin a week ago and have added 3 separate times to it but there is no Oder. I sprinkle a quarter of a cup over the waste each time.

  13. Jacqueline Thomas

    I love using these Bokashi containers and the Bokashi Bran. I am now on the third batch; it is almost full and ready to ferment for 3 weeks. My husband buried the first two batches, one in each of 2 raised 4′ x 4′ vegetable garden beds–only 5 more to go. We’ve been using the tea to fertilize our fruit trees and potted plants.

  14. Jackie Schuknecht

    This system works very well to compost ALL of your kitchen scraps. It has a tool to press down your food for anaerobic fermentation. I also use a plate to press it down even further. It also has a little cup to collect the “tea” at the bottom of the container. Great fertilizer for your indoor plants in the winter or pour it down your drains to freshen them up. Didn’t leave myself enough time to bury the fermented food so I will leave it in the container until I bury it in the garden in the Spring. There is no smell in the house.

  15. Celine Toronto, On

    I bought my first bokashi compost in March this year and received it in April and I really really love it. We have reduced our food waste by 100%, we don’t even take the compost out for the city to collect!

  16. Brian H, Sacramento, CA

    Your bins are really great and they are working well for us, and our garden will surely be even better this year with our dug in compost added!

  17. Diana Q, Nanaimo BC

    I am thrilled with my bokashi living system, we’ve had it for a while now, so we’re in the flow and glad for the ease of it with the bins.

  18. Maureen H, Dayton Ohio

    We are so grateful for this bokashi system.

  19. Happy customer, Texas

    After trying bokashi, frankly we cannot live without it

  20. Happy customer

    Appreciate the solid customer service.

  21. Olivia Friesen, Illinois

    I have to pay for my trash collection. I like a zero waste lifestyle because it is free and the right thing to do. Bokashi composting is my biggest step towards zero waste.

  22. Happy customer

    Bucket is sturdy, spout works great. I use this for proteins, citrus, eggshells and avocado shells. Most of my vegetable compost goes to my worm bin. There is a vinegar smell but not putrid as I would expect with meats. It is strong but that is to be expected. Going to dig a trench to bury my first bucket tomorrow. The liquid doesnt smell bad.

  23. Mary Huebert

    Nice product for composters. I have been looking for an overall composter/specialty composter and this fits the bill. The research I did was to look for a compost bin that would work for fats and greases as well as meats and dairy products; this is it. I also like that fact that when you drain off the liquids that accumulate over the composting time that this can be cut with water and used as a fertilizer. The set of two compost bins only had 1 cup for measuring when everything else in the box was set up for two separate bins. Well packaged and quick delivery.

  24. Happy customer

    I’ve been using this for over a year now, and I’m now on my 11th bucket. I’ve used the soil factory, buried it directly, and have put it in my compost pile. Each bin takes me about 38 days to fill (we are a household of 2), and each bin uses about 146g of bran. Overall, a great way to use your kitchen waste in the garden, but it’s not as impressive as some people make it sound.

    Pros:
    – The plants seem to like it
    – It’s the best and quickest way I’ve found to use kitchen scraps (including meat, dairy, and cooked foods) in the garden.
    – Reduces the amount of material I put into the municipal green bin, but still need to use the municipal disposal for some things (see below)
    – Having 2 bins is excellent so that you can keep filling the other one while the full one ferments.
    – I like the flexibility of having multiple ways of using the pre-compost since I don’t always have a free spot to dig a hole to bury it.
    – Buckets themselves are good quality and are holding up well so far

    Cons:
    – I think it smells kind of like barf. Not super bad, but definitely not pleasant. If a drop of the liquid spills, you will smell it for a while if you don’t clean it up right away. The smell also lingers in the empty bins after you’ve cleaned them. Attracts flies when outside.
    – Hard items like bones, avocado & mango pits, don’t break down as quickly. You can identify them easily after a few weeks if you use the soil factory method. So I usually put these into the city organics green bin.
    – Some seeds don’t break down either. I had lots of cantaloupe sprouting in one of my soil factories. I also put this into the green bin.
    – Animals do get into it sometimes. First, I used a large felt pot for a soil factory, but animals got into it and ripped holes all over the felt pot (see 2nd pic). This wasn’t suggested, but it was all I had at the time. I then used a plastic bin with 1″ holes in the bottom for my soil factory. The first time was okay, but animals discovered my second bin. They could get under and into the holes to dig out a bunch of the soil and ferment. I put most of it back into the bin, but that was pretty annoying. Now I’m lining the bin with mesh. I’m not sure whether it was raccoons, skunks, rats, or others, but they did come back more than once, so animals do like it.

  25. MamaIzzy

    Easy for anyone and everyone! I am the compost fan in this house, no one else is! So after 2 years of fighting with my family about composting, I purchased this kit and put it at the end of the counter in the kitchen. It is super easy and straightforward to use! I am composting more than ever now and there is no smell, no bugs, no massive effort to compost. It made my life a lot easier.
    I add scraps, then add bran, give it a stir, put the lid on and walk away. Next day, repeat. It took us 2.5 weeks to fill the first container. As it sits and thinks about what I have done (ferments), we are filling the second one.
    After 2 weeks, I took it out to “bury” it (dump and turn it into my compost pile) and rinse out the bucket, kept going.
    Because the fermenting is happening inside the sealed bucket, the amount of wildlife in my yard has thankfully declined in the past few weeks! YAY! Raccoons and skunks are cool, just not near my garden or house!
    I highly recommend every kitchen has this set of containers.

  26. Scotty L

    Love love love Bokashi Love it! I love Bokashi-ing…. the no smell thing is a lie… I mean it doesent smell when it’s all sealed up but when you crack the lid to re-fill or to drain the liquid, WHOOOWHEEE that smell is stroooooong! very pickley, pungent smells, definitely has to be brought outside in my opinion to re-fill or to drain.
    But my gardens and compost heap LOVE IT! And we cut on half our curb side waste of not more! Will never buy compost again from the store!

  27. Mark Southeby, North Carolina

    I bought the Bokashi Living bins a year ago. It works so well, I’m buying two more bins as a gift for my brother. Cheers!

  28. Adrienne Cote, Quebec

    I bought the bokashi bins after seeing my friend’s garden respond amazingly well to it. She has rocky soil, and the bokashi compost really made a big difference for her.

  29. J Teta Jr

    As advertised. Very convenient way to dispose of kitchen scraps and feed the garden.

  30. Lisa Alexander

    Bokashi is EASY! Super simple! Waited till the weekend to set it up but very excited to see what happens!

  31. Martin G

    Very useful. I have tried others but for me this one works the best. I am glad I found this and I use them every day. Makes great composting for my raised garden beds!

  32. Martha L

    Slick as sliced bread!

  33. Victoria Faith

    Finally an easy way to compost!

  34. Nonnajo

    Kitchen composting. No smell, less trash, better garden soil and house plants

  35. Robert Croft

    The lids have a nice tight fit and I am hoping they keep it.

  36. Frida E., Colorado

    My soil is very clay-like and has been difficult to grow in for years. I started bokashi 1 year ago, and as advertised my soil has steadily improved. This year my tomato plants have produced wonderfully, for the first time. Very satisfied!

  37. Hanush sisters

    Love this set. It’s easy to use and no animals have gotten into it! Yay!

  38. Stefanie

    We are on our second batch of composting and are liking it so far. Two bins are just enough if you eat lots of greens, perhaps three may be better. We really like that it doesn’t smell and that the liquid can be used in the household. We haven’t yet used the composted soil.

  39. Happy bokashi composter

    Convenient, clean, effective

  40. Mary Elaine

    This is very simple to use. For a single person it takes quite awhile to fill up one bin. The smell is very vinegary when the bin is opened but not unpleasant.

  41. Eugene

    Bokashi composting made easy!
    Just started composting my kitchen scraps using the Bokashi Living kit in June 2020. The process is quite straightforward. We fill one container while the other one ferments for two weeks. I live in the Rocky Mountains at 8,000 ft. so we can’t have outdoor compost piles because of wildlife. My only complaint is that the spigot has been leaky. Wish is were more sturdy. Otherwise, I’m a Bokashi convert.

  42. Frequent Customer

    Love this!
    The best system I have ever used. It lives easily under my kitchen counter. Mild non-offensive odor only when I have it open. Closed it has no odor even in my small kitchen. I’ve put massive amounts of vegetable trimmings for two households into it for a month and it handles all of it just fine. I keep contents covered with a sturdy medium size plastic bag because it can be adjusted to reach to the inner edges of the bucket to keep air exposure minimal. It has already produced plenty of liquid Bokashi tea for my entire container garden and extra to put down my drains to keep them clear. I am now sharing the tea I draw off with the local nature center garden and with friends.

  43. E. Aldahondo

    Works great! I have beautiful compost 1 month after ferment
    Works great! I have beautiful compost 1 month after ferment. I ferment 2 weeks and put it in my soil factory for 2 weeks after and seriously, it’s like magic. Favorite composting thus far! PS: I also feed it to my worms, which seems to be ok. You just have to be mindful of how much you give them. the ph can be off and it heats up incredibly.

  44. P J

    Saving our soil!
    purchased this system because my husband and I purchased a home in Hawaii that also includes a farm plot. Because traditional composting attracts so many pests in a Hawaii, due to our year round heat, bokashi seemed like the right choice. The system is very easy to use and the fact that I can compost meat and bones is incredible. Our new home was built in old pineapple fields, where the soil needs a lot of TLC to get back to normal, after years of pineapple pesticide use. The fact that beneficial micro organisms are being reintroduced into our soil and that overtime we can rehabilitate our soil is a very satisfying feeling. Very excited to see what this simple system with bring us in the long term.

  45. Sandy

    Easy and clean composting.
    So far so good. This is a cyclical process. The first bin has been filled, sat for two weeks, then burried. In another week I will plant in it. The second bin needs to sit another week.
    The process of layering kitchen food waste with the bokashi bran and collecting the tea from the spigot went smoothly. No offensive smell at all!
    The tea mixed with water makes a wonderful and nutritious garden supplement. Plants are flourishing. I will update as I progress in the cycle.

  46. Frequent Customer

    The best system I have ever used. It lives easily under my kitchen counter. Mild non-offensive odor only when I have it open. Closed it has no odor even in my small kitchen. I’ve put massive amounts of vegetable trimmings for two households into it for a month and it handles all of it just fine. I keep contents covered with a sturdy medium size plastic bag because it can be adjusted to reach to the inner edges of the bucket to keep air exposure minimal. It has already produced plenty of liquid Bokashi tea for my entire container garden and extra to put down my drains to keep them clear. I am now sharing the tea I draw off with the local nature center garden and with friends.

  47. Maureen C

    My first experience with this type of composting – easy to do. We collect scraps in countertop container (I use ice bucket with lid) and transfer to composting bin once a day and sprinkle with barley. Container holds fair amount, helps to have 2 in rotation so one is fermenting (2 weeks) while you are collecting scraps in the 2nd bin. It does have a kind of pickled scent – to be expected- but odor is contained completely by bins- you wouldn’t know there was any scent until opened – and I do recommend doing that outside. I had 1 bin arrive with missing inner straining tray- it was promptly replaced by seller and they also sent some mesh cloth veggie bags. The bags are intended to replace grocery store plastic bags that you use to grab loose fruit and vegetables. They weigh almost nothing and are so handy I’m thinking of getting more. Great experience overall!

  48. Gabrielle A

    This is one of the best investments I made last year! These bins are super helpful as they reduce the amount of compost I need to bring to our local food scrap drop off, they generate fertilizer for all of our plants, and I will be using them to make super fertile soil to start all my seedlings this spring. I was really worried about insects or rodents being attracted to the bokashi bin however there hasn’t even been a smell let alone any other issues. It took about three weeks to fill one bin, and that is cooking for two in a vegan household where we cook most meals at home. This was supplemented with use of our local municipality food scrap drop off for some items that I didn’t believe would break down well in the bokashi bin it would have been detrimental to the finished soil (LOTS of coffee grounds, avocado skins, oat yogurt, etc)

  49. Ben C

    We LOVE these things! Outdoors, we have a static pile of leaves, grass and yard waste, but indoors has bothered me for a while—I HATE throwing out food waste. And things are even trickier at our house because I’m vegan and my wife isn’t, so we have plenty of non-vegetable waste. With the Bokashi bucket, problem solved! They’re easy to use, NO odor when sealed and surprisingly little odor when opened, the bokashi system is awesome. It takes us about 3 weeks to fill one of these large bins (that still fit under our sink, easy peasy) and when the first one’s full and fermenting, we’re filling up the second. With two bins, it’s easy to keep one in constant rotation, and they “pickle” everything from meat and bones to pizza and fruit. It all breaks down beautifully in the garden in about a month (slower in winter), and you get “tea” to use as a house plant food in the mean time! I HIGHLY RECOMMEMD this product! 💚💚💚

  50. mech66

    Good Product

  51. Holly G

    We’re a bunch of hippies and have always aimed to produce as little waste as possible but traditional composting has its limits. This has been a game changer. There was very little learning curve, there is no smell associated with keeping the bins inside, and we are now almost down to zero waste. Super thankful for this opportunity, and thrilled that it wasn’t cost prohibitive for us!

  52. Rory P

    Super stoked for spring! I am actually blending up my compost in a food processor then putting it in the provided bins. I am hoping this will speed the break down up. We live in a pretty high bear activity area so I am hoping this system will help keep them out of the yard. The bins are great quality, fairly easy to manage and before the ground froze I already saw a spike in the worm activity in the garden. Spring soil should be looking nice, can’t wait to see how the garden flourishes. I have been draining the “juice” off into my sink, so that should clean the pipes, and I guess it also helps activate the septic!

  53. CJ Taylor

    These Buckets offered me a headache free experience. Zero worry. You follow the simple supplied instructions and it just works as intended. No unwanted fowl scents, no bugs or rodents. Buckets are built well and if you ever have issues, the customer service is some of, if not the best I’ve ever seen. Lightning fast response time, even on holidays. This purchase was a no brainer and I can’t be happier with my Buckets.

  54. Tess B.

    I bought this Bokashi composting system a couple months ago after failed attempts with a home-made system. The ease of set-up and use is worth the price. The ability to drain off the liquid every couple days is well designed. With our very cold winters, outside traditional composting comes pretty much to a halt, even in my black (for heat), rotating (for easy mixing) bin. I have felt bad for years that I could only compost kitchen waste 8 months of the year. With this system, I can put the “semi-compost” from the Bokashi bin in the outdoor, traditional compost bin year-round and it is continuing to break down. It is working perfectly. I will have a full bin of compost by Spring that usually took until mid-summer (at least).

    • Nicki Casley

      That’s fantastic to hear! Thanks for the awesome feedback. We love to know that our products are being put to great use. Happy composting 🙂

  55. Frida E. Colorado

    My soil is very clay-like and has been difficult to grow in for years. I started bokashi 1 year ago, and as advertised my soil has steadily improved. This year my tomato plants have produced wonderfully, for the first time. Very satisfied!

    Frida E.
    Colorado

  56. Amazon customer

    I love the bokashi system of composting and these kits are a great starting place for anyone interested in learning more.

  57. Joan

    Great product and excellent service. Bokashi composting is a speedy, easy way to turn kitchen waste into composting gold. This product helps you do it.

  58. Sabina E Yates

    Easy instructions for easy set-up. Quality design and manufacture! Very satisfied!

  59. Ben

    We LOVE these things! Outdoors, we have a static pile of leaves, grass and yard waste, but indoors has bothered me for a while—I HATE throwing out food waste. And things are even trickier at our house because I’m vegan and my wife isn’t, so we have plenty of non-vegetable waste. With the Bokashi bucket, problem solved! They’re easy to use, NO odor when sealed and surprisingly little odor when opened, the bokashi system is awesome. It takes us about 3 weeks to fill one of these large bins (that still fit under our sink, easy peasy) and when the first one’s full and fermenting, we’re filling up the second. With two bins, it’s easy to keep one in constant rotation, and they “pickle” everything from meat and bones to pizza and fruit. It all breaks down beautifully in the garden in about a month (slower in winter), and you get “tea” to use as a house plant food in the mean time! I HIGHLY RECOMMEMD this product! ???

  60. E. Aldahondo

    Works great! I have beautiful compost 1 month after ferment. I ferment 2 weeks and put it in my soil factory for 2 weeks after and seriously, it’s like magic. Favorite composting thus far! PS: I also feed it to my worms, which seems to be ok. You just have to be mindful of how much you give them. the ph can be off and it heats up incredibly.

  61. Martha L

    Very useful. I have tried others but for me this one works the best. I am glad I found this and I use them every day. Makes great composting for my raised garden beds!

  62. Amazon customer

    Best method i’ve found for composting food waste. My garden is doing very well on it.

  63. Jean M (Amazon customer)

    It was exactly what I’d read it would be and arrived as stated. I started the bokashi right away. Wish we could get the world in tune to doing more of this kind of thing!!

  64. Christine

    I purchased the 2 bin Bokashi kit in October 2016. I set up a soil factory for the winter months in our heated crawl space, using heavy duty storage containers. This is the fastest method of composting I have tried. I have 200 litres of compost ready to use this spring-2017. I absolutely love this system!

  65. Sophie

    I bought your bokashi bin a few weeks ago after a failed attempt with a diy bin last year and i’m really glad i did!

    Thanks for your help!

    Sophie
    Vancouver
    (Bokashi Living customer)

  66. Peter L.

    I’ve been bokashi composting for a year. You’ve been most helpful! My veggie garden is truly looking the best I’ve ever seen it.

    Peter L.
    Vancouver
    (Bokashi Living customer)

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