The microorganisms are perfectly safe, naturally-occurring and
non-pathogenic, i.e. they do not cause disease. There are also no harmful effects to local drains or
sewage systems. In effect the microorganisms boosts the population of beneficial bacteria in the
system, and there would actually be beneficial effects further downstream.
The Digester can process up to 2,500 pounds of food
waste over a 24 hour period but because it is a continuous feed process, the additions of food waste
must be staged over the course of the 24 hours. Trying to put too much food waste into the
Digester at one time will overload the machine and slow the digestion process. Operators should
aim to add approximately 100 pounds per hour to achieve maximum performance.
The machine cannot process anything that is not food waste and cannot
be easily broken down such as large bones, mussel and clam shells, pineapple tops, packaging,
general waste or cutlery. Placing the wrong items into the machine could cause damage and could void
No. Please allow for the food waste to come to room temperature
before adding. If very cold or very hot food waste is added it could change the core temperature of
the digester and kill the microorganisms that breakdown the food waste.
It is best to have your sorted food waste (out of all plastic and
packaging) ready to be fed into the machine before opening the door. Extended periods of time the
door is open, more than five minutes, will cause the core temperature of the digester to come down.
The microorganisms thrive in a consistently warm environment. Over exposure to cold temperatures
could kill the microorganisms.