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Do you have to add bacteria culture every time?

Never. The Foodie initially comes with sawdust mixed with special bacteria culture till half level of the composting tank in the machine. The bacteria reproduces continuously during the operation, so there is no need of new addition ever. Also during removal of compost, some portion of it is to be retained in the machine for future composting of waste.

Is any operator needed for the machine?

No. The machine is fully automatic, the waste collector has to just open the waste input door, dump the waste and forget about it.

Are any harmful gases emitted?

No gases of any sort are emitted as there is aerobic digestion during the whole process i.e. continuous air intake and air outlet.

Is there any smell?

There is no smell or odor of any sort as it is connected directly to sewage line/storm water drain

Can I put refrigerated or frozen food waste into the WASTE2WATER machine?

No. Please allow for the food waste to come to room temperature before adding. If very cold food waste is added it will change the conditions in the chamber and could kill the microorganisms that break up the food waste.

What can I put in the WASTE2WATER machine?

The Waste2Water machine will take soft, organic food waste such as fruit, vegetables, cooked and uncooked meat, fish and so on.

NOTE: The general rule is that if a human can eat the food, the machine will process the food. The appliance and the microorganisms are designed to process a wide range of food waste types in mixed quantities. The machine cannot process anything that is not organic food waste and cannot be easily broken down such as bones, seeds and stones, flower stems, packaging, general waste, cutlery, crockery, cocktail sticks, etc.

See below for a suggested list of what can and cannot be processed by the appliance.
This is important because placing the wrong products into the machine could cause damage and could void the warranty.

What stays out: – Inorganic or fibrous materials such as:
• Meat and fish bones
• Raw dough, flours, yeast
• Pineapple tops & other hard fibrous foods
• Corn husks, flower stems
• Egg shells & coffee grounds in large quantities
• Fruit & vegetable seeds and stones such as mango, avocado, peach etc.
• Oil, fats, soups, large quantities of butter or lard
• Frozen or chilled food (wait until food is room temperature)
• Packaging, cocktail sticks and other inorganic material

What goes in: – Soft organic material such as:
• Meats (cooked or uncooked)
• Fish
• Vegetables
• Pasta, noodles, bread crumbs, rice
• Fruit
• Dairy products (milk, cheese, eggs, etc.)
NB: just like a person – do not put too much of any one kind of food into the machine at any one time.
A balanced combination of food waste will digest better.
How much food waste can I put in the WASTE2WATER machine?

Trying to put too much food waste into the Waste2water at one time will overload the appliance, slow the digestion process and could damage the appliance. The appliance can process a maximum of 100 Kg of organic food waste over a 24-hour period but this MUST be staged over the course of 24 hours. Much like the human digestive system, the appliance gradually processes the food. If your operation does not run for 24 hours, you will be able to process proportionately less food waste. Mechline can prepare a loading guide based on your operating hours.

How do I put food waste into the WASTE2WATER machine?

Simply open the WASTE2WATER lid and pour the food waste through the hatch onto the poly-chips inside, then close the lid.

Is Compost Produce is A++

Yes, Compost produced from Bhor Machine is A++. And its certified and tested.

How much time 2kg Waste to compost machine turns into fertilizer

Generally, It takes 4 hours. But it may extend depends on types of organic waste you put into machine.

What are the common methods of waste disposal?

The commonly practiced technologies for SWM can be grouped under three major categories, i.e., bio-processing, thermal processing and sanitary landfill. The bio-processing method includes aerobic and anaerobic composting. Thermal methods are incineration and pyrolysis. Sanitary landfill is generally used to dispose off the final rejects coming out of the biological and thermal waste processing units.

What is aerobic composting?

Aerobic composting is the creation of fertilizing compost using bacteria that thrive in an oxygen-rich environment. Aerobic composting is considered the fastest method of composting, but involves more work interms of rotating the organic material periodically.

What is anaerobic composting?

Anaerobic composting is the creation of fertilising compost using bacteria that cannot thrive in the presence of oxygen. Anaerobic composting is known to work slowly, but also requires lesser work.

What is incineration?

Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas, and heat. In some cases, the heat generated by incineration can be used to generate electric power.

What is a sanitary landfill?

A sanitary landfill is a low-lying area that is filled with waste rejects. It has a liner at the bottom to prevent the groundwater from contaminating with the mix of the liquid that oozes from the waste that is buried called the leachate. Waste is buried in-between layers of soil and is compacted nicely to make it a hard surface. When the landfill is completed, it is capped with a layer of clay or a synthetic liner in order to prevent water from entering. A final topsoil cover is placed, compacted and graded, and various forms of vegetation may be planted in order to reclaim the otherwise useless land.

What are ways of storing the waste at homes?

Dry waste

Store it in a bag in the utility area after cleaning and drying till it is picked up. No food residue must be left in the bottles and packets. Clean them as you would to reuse them. If clothes are totally unusable, or very damaged, they are categorized as dry waste. If clothes are soiled with body fluids, they become sanitary waste. If they are soiled with paint, or any chemicals, they are HHW (household hazardous waste).

E-waste

Store them in separate container which is kept closed, away from moisture and in which nothing else is put.

What are the different types of waste?

Wet waste

Wet waste consists of kitchen waste – including vegetable and fruit peels and pieces, tea leaves, coffee grounds, eggshells, bones and entrails, fish scales, as well as cooked food (both veg and non-veg).

Dry Waste

Paper, plastics, metal, glass, rubber, thermocol, styrofoam, fabric, leather, rexine, wood – anything that can be kept for an extended period without decomposing is classified as dry waste.

Hazardous waste

Household hazardous waste or HHW include three sub-categories – E-waste; toxic substances such as paints, cleaning agents, solvents, insecticides and their containers, other chemicals; and biomedical waste.

E-waste

E-waste or electronic waste consists of batteries, computer parts, wires, electrical equipment of any kind, electrical and electronic toys, remotes, watches, cell phones, bulbs, tube lights and CFLs.

Biomedical waste

This includes used menstrual cloth, sanitary napkins, disposable diapers, bandages and any material that is contaminated with blood or other body fluids.

How do I practice waste management at home?
  • Keep separate containers for dry and wet waste in the kitchen.
  • Keep two bags for dry waste collection- paper and plastic, for the rest of the household waste.
  • Keep plastic from the kitchen clean and dry and drop into the dry waste bin. Keep glass /plastic containers rinsed of food matter.
  • Keep a paper bag for throwing sanitary waste.
What are the rules and regulations guiding waste management in India ?

Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000 regulate the management and handling of the municipal solid wastes and are applicable to every municipal authority responsible for collection, segregation, storage, transportation, processing and disposal of municipal solid wastes

Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998 regulate the management and handling of bio-medical waste and are applicable to all persons who generate, collect, receive, store, transport, treat, dispose, or handle bio medical waste in any form.

E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2010 regulate the management and handling of electrical and electronic waste and is applicable to every producer, consumer involved in manufacture, sale, purchase and processing of these equipments or its components.

What is waste management?

Waste management is the collection, transportation and disposal of waste materials.