What does it take to compost? The answer is ‘not much’, but you might not have felt that way.  Follow this quick guide to get started - and take your first step towards solving the global food waste challenge.


Designate a compost bin: It’s important to designate a clear destination for your kitchen organic waste. Choose something that fits your space, aestehtically and functionally.


Know what goes in there: If you are participating in local food waste and organic waste collection program, then it’s likely that they’ll collect everything - including meat, dairy, and bones. If your ambition is to create compost for your backyard, then you might want to avoid these items (but still include eggshells!)


Educate your household members: If you are not the only person who uses kitchen, then let others know that there’s a separate place for organic waste. Jot down a quick list on a sticky note and put on your regular trash bin as a reminder.


Fill, and empty: If you are using Vatya, then liners are optional. If you choose to use compostable liner, place it in the bin using the inner ring so that it stays in place. We recommend taking out your organic waste frequently, whether you are participating in organic waste collection program or composting for yourself.

You are all set up to go. Hope you enjoy your clean, odorless kitchen and easy trip to the collection site or compost bin.