Clean, simple, easy.
The hungry bin is not just for households, it’s great for businesses too.
The hungry bin is designed to be highly efficient, easy to use and require very little space. Individual units can be fitted onto a custom rack, meaning a waste processing system can be quickly created for any sized business. Twenty-four units fit into a standard car park space and will process up to 18 tonnes of waste per year.
The hungry bin system does not require power, water or a sewerage connection like many other organic waste processing solutions. When installed, it has almost no on-going costs other than labour. The system can be fitted into under-utilised spaces behind buildings, or in car parks, for example.
For businesses wanting to prevent valuable food scraps from entering the waste stream, reduce the cost of transporting waste and create high quality fertiliser, the hungry bin is the perfect solution.
Lane from Ripe cafe Explains how hungry bins have worked for the cafe.
"We are so relieved to have found Hungry Bins, they are a huge success for us. We were using 5 large compost bins but it was not nearly as easy, efficient or effective. They have hugely cut down our labour time , bad smell is no longer an issue, nor are flies. The bins are aesthetically pleasing, already provided 8 Litres of yummy worm juice, and we are always showing them off. They are so simple to use everyone can contribute, and we are all grateful for your checkups!"
Mike, Kokako Cafe
Mike Murphy runs Kokako, an organic coffee roastery and kitchen. "It's very important to us to consider every step in our business process in the most sustainable and practical way possible," says Mike. "We have eight hungry bins adjacent to our commercial kitchen, and I have calculated that they process 2.5 tonnes of organic waste per year."
"Knowing that we can make such a big difference just by composting our waste is very important to both us and our customers. It's great to know we can take care of our own problem, without having to truck organic waste somewhere else.
“Since we are in a mixed-use zone the bins are very close to neighbouring apartments, and we've never had a complaint of odour or insects. We strive to make our operation as sustainable as possible, and our hungry bins go a long way towards helping us achieve our goal to be a leading sustainable business," says Mike.
Auckland businesses discuss how they've been greening their businesses - several using hungry bins. View the article here.