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The Compost Sak™ is an affordable, convenient and efficient way of recycling kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient rich, beneficial garden compost. How do you do it?

Using the couldn’t be easier. Just open the set it on the ground and start adding your compostable materials. The ideal location is a spot that gets some sun, is close by and unobtrusive. Add two or three “Brown” parts for every one “Green” part. “Brown” material refers to dead or dried material such as leaves or straw while “Green” material refers to kitchen scraps such as banana peels and coffee grids.

The process of composting will begin quickly and naturally. You do not need to turn anything “on”. You may want to add various starting agents that are commercially available. The Compost Sak™ works well with all of these products. But the process of composting will naturally occur without any special additives. You may want to add a little water right at first if your mix is dry. Do not add too much.

The key to successful composting is to have a mix of materials that isn’t too wet or too dry- just moist, with enough oxygen to support microscopic life (along with insects and worms, too). Composting is all about providing a livable environment for microbes. These critters, fungi, bacteria and others inhabit the feeding on the organic material buffet, breaking it down into pure compost.


In addition to the right degree of moisture, microbes and other compost life require oxygen to live. The permeable fabric of the Sak allows in plenty of oxygen. To speed up the process the compost can be turned every few days bringing in even more oxygen. Stir the compost with a stick or a small pitchfork.

Some customers add worms to The Sak. The worms should thrive and actually help the compost process. And if you like to fish, you will have a ready supply of bait!

A few quick tips for successful composting –

  Small materials decompose faster than larger ones.

  Cut larger limbs and twigs into smaller ones.

  Shred newspaper and cardboard.

  Break up stale bread and rolls into smaller pieces.

  Don’ t layer - a well tossed mix reacts faster.

  Mixing or turning the isn’t necessary. However, to speed the process turn or
  mix occasionally.

  Adding some soil and/or commercially available compost activators adds
  important microbes speeding up the process.

After a short time, when you mix the compost you may notice a heat or smoke rising. This is the chemical process of composting. The smell should be of rich, fresh soil. If the smell is of sour ammonia or if the mix is soggy, add more Brown. If the smell is of dried hay, add more Green. If the mix is too dry, add a little water, but do not over-water.

If the starts to lean as more compostables are added, just redistribute the material more uniformly inside the


Re-use the Compost Sak™. After dumping, take the Sak back to your compost area and start filling it again. Many customers have two Saks working at the same time. When Sak one becomes full, fold the fabric over and let it finish cooking for a few extra months, Start using Sak two. Then empty Sak one. Start filling Sak one again while you fold Sak two and let it finish composting.


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