FAQ

How does the composter work?

All your organic waste apart from bones, shells and stones because they decompose very, very slowly!

Wait… What are organic waste?
These are your vegetable and fruit peels, your leftover food, dry bread, expired food, your eggshells, but also your used handkerchiefs and paper towels, …

Don’t be afraid, even vegetable litter, citrus fruits like lemons and oranges can be composted!N’ayez pas peur, même la litière végétale, les agrumes comme les citrons et oranges peuvent être compostés ! 

What can’t we put? 

Plastic, metal, cardboard, glass …

In short everything that does not degrade easily

Anytime you have organic waste:

  1. Fill the composter with your organic waste
  2. Operate the grinder
  3. Operate the mixer
  4. Follow the steps indicated on the application

The application will guide you by giving you advice on how to use the composter (mix more often, add water, …). Compost needs several things to function properly: a good level of oxygen, humidity and a good carbon / nitrogen ratio. The sensors located in the compost measure all this so that you have a good compost and above all, no smell!

The waste composting cycle takes about 2 months. Of course as it is a continuous cycle, you will get soil continuously and you will have to collect it from time to time … but luckily the application will be there to remind you! 😉

What if I don’t have a smartphone to download the app?

No worries, the application also has a web version which is available with a computer!

Our composter follows the same principle as the composting which is done in the back of the garden. So you will get potting soil, a good fertilizer for plants! 

The amount of potting soil will depend on your amount of organic waste.

We estimate it to be 1 bucket of potting soil every 3 months for a composter used by 4 to 5 people. It should noted that from one family to another the production of organic waste is variable and that we use the Belgian average.

About 2 months.

Thanks to the indoor temperature, your composter is in good condition to compost quickly. In addition, the shredder allows you to reduce your organic waste into pieces easily attacked by microorganisms!

The mixer completes the work by allowing good aeration but also a homogenization of the material which promotes its degradation.

This process is accelerated compared to the compost in the garden (which takes between 6 to 12 months) thanks to all the steps, you will get potting soil after only 2 months.

The composting process we use is aerobic composting, that is, in the presence of oxygen. The air which circulates in our composter passes at the end of the course through the obtained compost which will filter the last odors. And yes, the soil is a natural odor filter! Nature is so well done.

We also suggest that you add a shovelful of soil (from your composter) after adding organic waste. In addition to avoiding odors, the soil will bring new organic waste bacteria and microorganisms beneficial to the decomposition process!

Don’t panic, the app will help you!

The application will allow you to receive or give soil to someone in your neighborhood. You just have to indicate the district in which you live and if you want to give or receive soil… the application will take care of the matching!

You can also find a neighborhood vegetable patch, a local farmer, or even a community initiative where you can donate or use your soil.

No, only the micro-organisms naturally present in your organic waste will degrade everything! The composter will operate independently with only your daily organic waste input.

What to do if the composter breaks down?

The application detects a defective sensor, you observe a problem with the mixer, …

No worries, the application offers you several tutorials to replace / repair defective parts. When it is not possible to replace / repair yourself, find a date using our appointment calendar so that an expert can come and help you ASAP!

What to do at the end of the composter’s life?

We have an end-of-life compost bin recovery system. We combine several composters at the end of their life in order to give them a new life and to sell reconditioned composters afterwards.

No worries, you can stop filling the composter and resume the cycle without consequences.

Of course ! Children will have the opportunity to understand the life cycle of organic matter from the plate to the garden. Sorting organic waste becomes a fun family activity.

Composting is child’s play with Greenzy !

The application will allow you to guide you in the use of the composter. So you don’t need any knowledge about composting. It will give you advice and indications in order to manage the state of the compost, to have a quality compost and no odour problem.

And at the ecology level?

We pay particular attention to the origin of our raw materials. Most of our materials come from Belgium. If we do not find our materials of good enough quality in Belgium we look for them in Europe.

We have an end-of-life compost bin recovery system. We combine several composters at the end of their life in order to give them a new life and to sell reconditioned composters afterwards. When the material is plastic, it is recycled and recyclable!

5 people who compost, per year, avoid the equivalent of pollution from a car!

You save half of your trash from being transported by truck, which pollutes a lot! In addition, only 6% of organic waste is composted, the rest is buried or incinerated …

The composter makes it possible to avoid this production of CO2 while returning the minerals to the earth, improving its nutritive capacity and therefore the biodiversity of the garden.

What is behind the price?

We pay particular attention to the origin of our raw materials. Most of our materials come from Belgium. If we do not find our materials of good enough quality in Belgium we look for them in Europe.

In order to have a quality product that can last over time, we choose our materials from producers recognised for their quality and who share our values.

When the material is plastic, it is recycled. This means that this plastic has a new life and that it comes from plastic waste.In addition, our plastic is recyclable. This plastic has the chemical properties to be reused. However, before remelting unusable materials, we give a second life to our end-of-life composters and recondition them by assembling several end-of-life composters. You will even receive a bonus by returning your composter to us at the end of its life!

If you have any other questions, please contact us 🙂