Urban Composter Family

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)



Approx. 16" (40.6 cm) high x 12.75" (32.4 cm) diameter at its largest.


Bin body: recycled polypropylene
Lid: recycled polypropylene (natural colour), polypropylene (all others)


Natural, Lime (green), Berry (purple)


This product listing is for the Urban Composter Family bin ONLY. If purchasing the bin for the first time, we recommend buying the kit instead which includes the Compost Accelerator and tamper.


**NOTE: This product listing is for the Urban Composter Family bin ONLY. It does NOT include the tamper or Compost Accelerator, which are required for the Urban Composter system to function as designed. You may purchase an additional compost bin for your system, but we cannot guarantee satisfactory results if you do not use the Compost Accelerator with your Urban Composter. For the complete system, please instead purchase the Urban Composter Family Kit.

No bad odours. No pests. No worries.

Now available in Canada! The Urban Composter Family bokashi bin is the quick and easy way to create compost from your kitchen waste. Stylish, clean and effective, the Urban Composter Family is a kitchen countertop composting system that turns your unwanted peels, food scraps and leftovers into nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden. This revolutionary compost container doesn’t just hold your kitchen scraps en-route to the compost heap; it actually starts the composting process right in your kitchen without any bad smells. And you can compost not only fruits and vegetables, but also meat, fish, dairy, eggs, and fats!

The Urban Composter is a stylish kitchen compost bin that looks great on the countertop in any kitchen. Holding more than 22 litres of organic kitchen scraps, it is ideal for families or any household that generates a lot of organic waste. The Urban Composter City is a compact bokashi solution for smaller homes and apartments—it’s a mighty bokashi bucket in compact form, holding a very respectable 8 litres of kitchen scraps. The Urban Composter Family is available here for purchase separately or as a kit with the Compost Accelerator and masher.

Made for use with Urban Composter’s specially formulated proprietary bokashi Compost Accelerator spray, the Urban Composter Family is airtight, convenient and easy to use. The bucket is made from recycled plastic.

The Urban Composter Family comes with a tap to drain the bokashi liquid, which is rich in nutrients and makes an amazing fertilizer for your garden and houseplants (it’s also great for septic systems!).

NOTE: due to the size and weight of this product, a flat shipping rate of $30 applies. We offer free local pickup within the Greater Toronto Area. Please contact us at for further details.

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I absolutely love my urban composter! We live in the country and with 10 acres have lots of room for compost. But what attracted me to the urban composter was the accelerated process which allows me to have compost for the garden in much less time than traditional composters or piles. The added benefit of being able to drain out liquid fertilizer for my house plants is an added bonus. We keep the bin in the garage and add our food scraps weekly. But you could easily store this under the sink. I can’t wait to see if my veggie yield from my garden is better this year!!

    • admin

      Hey Kari. So great to hear your enthusiasm for the Urban Composter! Yes, it’s been amazing for us. You can add your food scraps as often as once a day if you’re so inclined. If you’re adding only once a week, a few things to be mindful of: (1) if you have a lot of food waste (which you likely will after a full week), aim to add the Compost Accelerator at least every 1 1/2″ to 2″ of compacted food waste to ensure the fermentative microbes are evenly distributed throughout; (2) if you’re adding a lot of waste that’s low in sugars/simple carbohydrates (like meat, small bones, juicing pulp), sprinkle in a teaspoon of sugar to help kickstart the fermentation process; and (3) it’s best to not add in food waste that’s rotten. Waiting a full week before you add your food waste risks the scraps rotting, which can upset the fermentation process. Remember not to add high-liquid items (if it’s sloshy, it’s best to dump down your drain or add directly to your garden/soil). And if you have a septic system, you can also opt to pour your bokashi compost tea full-strength down your drain to help give your septic system a boost!

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