Pilot Project Setup: Left to right Smart Bucket, Leaf Composter, 3 tier - Terracotta Composter.

Harvesting Black Gold - Composting Pilot Project

Over the span of six months, Doko experimented with three pilot projects for small organic waste feed. Glimpses of the experiment are below.

Pilot Project Setup: Left to right Smart Bucket, Leaf Composter, 3 tier - Terracotta Composter.

Leaf Composter Setup: This setup is used for collection and decomposition of horticulture waste. This is a DIY setup made from scrap materials, approx. 90 Liters (20 diameter, 17.2 height in inches).

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Leaf Composter Setup: This setup is used for collection and decomposition of horticulture waste. This is a DIY setup made from scrap materials, approx. 90 Liters (20 diameter, 17.2 height in inches).

Mixing Water and Liquid Fertilizer in 1:10 proportion to expedite aerobic composting.

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Mixing Water and Liquid Fertilizer in 1:10 proportion to expedite aerobic composting.

Mixing Water and Liquid Fertilizer in 1:10 proportion to expedite aerobic composting.

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Mixing Water and Liquid Fertilizer in 1:10 proportion to expedite aerobic composting.

Smart Bucket Component: For household composting, smart bucket has the capacity of converting 1kg organic waste feed/day into compost. It has 2 sets of HDPE bucket (20L each ) stap, filter, shovel, kapoor and kapoor box for odor control, decomposer to facilitate the composting process.

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Smart Bucket Component: For household composting, smart bucket has the capacity of converting 1kg organic waste feed/day into compost. It has 2 sets of HDPE bucket (20L each ) stap, filter, shovel, kapoor and kapoor box for odor control, decomposer to facilitate the composting process.

Harvesting: The pre compost from the Smart Bucket is sandwiched with layers of soil and kept aside for 2 weeks to obtain final product i.e. compost.

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Harvesting: The pre compost from the Smart Bucket is sandwiched with layers of soil and kept aside for 2 weeks to obtain final product i.e. compost.

Compost Sieving: This is the product of terracotta composting, after 45 days of composting process the material is being sieved to get a fine texture compost material. However, this is just a refinement step. After 45 days of compost process in terracotta composter one can directly use the crumbed compost.

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Compost Sieving: This is the product of terracotta composting, after 45 days of composting process the material is being sieved to get a fine texture compost material. However, this is just a refinement step. After 45 days of compost process in terracotta composter one can directly use the crumbed compost.

Organic Compost from terracotta composter

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Organic Compost from terracotta composter

Terracotta Composter designed by local pottery in Bhaktapur.

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Terracotta Composter designed by local pottery in Bhaktapur.