FAQ composting food in a digester

 Our BMD Food Composter machines are currently made for composting food waste only. We are working on the need that we are seeing in the marketplace for adding a component to the BMD that can allow it to digest compostable packaging. If your question is not in the FAQ listing, you can send us an email or contact us by phone, and we will get you an answer.

What is composting food with aerobic digestion?

Aerobic digestion is a process of digestion by microorganisms which remove odors and harmful substances. Compared to anaerobic digestion which causes toxic gases and bad odors, it is a safer and a more pleasant process. Instead, CO2 is produced as a natural cycle when waste food decomposes in our food composter. It is both environmentally friendly and safe.

What are the things the food waste disposer can't break down?

Putting in wastes not categorized as food waste such as shells, hard bones (from pork, beef, or lamb), fossil plastics, dishes and glass may lead to failure. If you cannot put the food in your stomach, the BMD doesn’t want it either.

Would the output of the liquid food digester be harmful?

NO, since all of the enzyme and biochip additions to the food waste are environmentally friendly. They rely on environmentally friendly microbes and water. Microorganisms are extremely common and can be found all around us. Even microorganisms found in our BMD products are not dangerous to humans, unless they are consumed.


Does the BMD food composters have a distinctive smell?

No—- the machines that are composting food waste have a mechanical door seal, which eliminates the possibility of leaking. Deodorization systems, as well as an automatic water/flush system, are available from the liquid food digester
Furthermore, the breakdown is used to speed up the natural process so that no odor or smell has the time to develop.
Furthermore, the breakdown is used to speed up the natural process so that no odor or smell is produced.
The fallen leaves from trees, for example, disintegrate in nature. There is no odor associated with this procedure. The food digester follows the same procedure. Our machine just accelerates this.


There are controls within each machine that indicate the water input and the turning speed of the contents. It works best when it regulates itself.


All food waste goes right down the drain, so there is no food left to remove.

How does the BMD food digester weigh the amount of waste food?

There are load cells mounted on each corner of the digester. These weigh the total weight of the digester. On installation, the software calibrates itself so it knows the empty weight. From there, the software knows how much is in the food composter at any given time, and how much weight is added to the load each time the door is opened.

The BMD Food composter has different sizes of digesters. How do we determine what size of digester to buy?

Every day, weigh the food waste that is being sent to the landfill. If you can’t weigh the waste food every day for a week, weigh it on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. Take the average. A machine’s capacity is also determined by the length of your working day. You’ll be able to install a smaller machine if you add the same amount of waste food at regular intervals over an 18-hour day. if you dispose of the same amount of waste food over an eight-hour day you may need to install the next size up. Our staff at BMD is ready to help you determine the most efficient machine for you location.

If food waste is decomposed into water and carbon dioxide, is that water clean, not harmful to the environment?

This water does no harm to the environment as it is released in accordance with the Waterworks standards. Our Manufacturer produces products according to the recently established Collective Certification Standard in compliance with the provisions of the Sewerage Act. Since our ASEAN partner has the highest population density among countries belonging to OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), the extent of regulation related to the environment is very strong including Waterworks standard which allows us to meet most of Waterworks’ laws around the World.

Is the digester chopping or grinding up the waste food?

The fresh waste food is mixed with the old waste food and the Power zymes in the digester (microorganisms). The decomposition of discarded food mostly creates water, CO2, and heat. Best to let the small pieces of undigested food reach the exit stream naturally. If waste food is chopped or crushed, it will raise the TSS (total suspended solids) and BOD levels (biological oxygen demand). The digester’s motor is only used to combine, or slowly swirl, the waste. It only operates for a fraction of the time, reducing the amount of electricity required.

Isn’t carbon dioxide released in this way harmful to customers and the environment?

The amount of carbon dioxide released from the food waste disposer is much smaller than that released when incinerating and burying it in the land. As it emits a very small quantity of carbon dioxide as much as when people breathe, it is hard to say it is dangerous.

Is the food composter a batch process?

No. You add waste food at any time into the BMD. The machine is constantly digesting the waste….24/7.

Our composters

There is increasing awareness of the quantities of food that is lost every year across the globe, while the quality of available data varies, estimates suggest the total is around 1.3 billion tonnes. These losses occur at all stages of production, from pre-harvest on the farm through to post-harvest losses during processing, distribution, retailing and consumption. 

The vast majority of this food waste is produced at the point of consumption, whether it is in cafeterias, canteens, or restaurants. Some of this waste can be avoided, but some are unavoidable because it consists of non-edible portions of the product. Food waste composters have been developed as a result of a better understanding of the origins and fates of unconsumed food, with prevention as the primary goal and only material that is inappropriate for human or animal consumption becoming garbage. Our food composters digest food waste on-site in 24 hours with no odor or noise. Significantly reduce the cost to dispose of and manage waste food. Eliminate smells, mess, and pests from your trash bins. By using the food waste and compostable packaging digester, you are reducing the amount of space and energy needed to remove the unwanted food scraps from your facility. It doesn’t need collecting, transporting, or piling up in a landfill. 

Our food digester is special because, besides what all other food composters can do, ours can also digest compostable packaging and plant-based plastics like PLA and PHA. This will lower your waste stream, even more, reduce even more costs, and give your organization on-site control over a large portion of the total waste.

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Machines with a waste process capacity from 25  to 100 kilo’s / day.


Machines with a  waste process capacity from 250 to 1000  kilo’s / day.


Machines with a waste process capacity from 2500 to 10000 kilo / day

The Benefits of composting food with our food composter

Our machine can compost bioplastics

Compost all compostable packaging

No harmfull micro plastics in greywater

Special plant-based BioChips

Reduces or eliminates trash disposal

Reduce frequency and size of collection

Deep technical and operational experience

Waste does not go to a landfill (no methane)

Reduces carbon footprint

Free of odors

Quiet operation

Eliminate flies, rodents, and smells

Where are they composting food waste

Join the growing number of responsible food waste composter customers who are rethinking how they manage food waste. Small, medium and large companies that serve a significant number of people on a regular basis must find out how to get rid of the leftovers in the most efficient way possible. The definitive answer may be found at food-composter.com. Our digester can help you save money at a variety of waste food facilities, aside from the obvious advantages of processing food waste on-site (no need for collection, transportation, or piling up in a landfill), Our food digester is special because, besides what all other food composters can do, ours can also digest compostable packaging and plant-based plastics like PLA and PHA. This will lower your waste stream, even more, reduce even more costs and give your organization on-site control over a large portion of the total waste.

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Show the new generation that your organization cares and that’s care of the environment by handling all food waste on site with a liquid food composter. Become an example and  switch.

Sport event

With a combination of food waste and compostable packaging that is used in the different sales outlets. the food composter is ideal for you.

music event

composting food, PLA cups for beer and drink, food trays of bagasse, plates and cutlery from PLA, can be thrown into the food digester together.


Keep all the food waste on location – lower truck movements, not carrying heavy bags to the dumpster. But trow away your food waste on the spot where it’s created. Our food composters are here for you.

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food composter machine ideal for catering - Aerobic digester
food digester in hotel restaurants
cruise ships

Our waste to greywater digesters is ideal for cruiseships. The food waste can be digested right away, without  taking it off the ship. 


with our different sizes of food composters, every food process location can have its own small or medium-size food composter in the kitchen.


What a story to tell to your customers when you devert food waste from land fill, lower Methane emissions, lower truck movement. AND saving money


Make the work of your kitchen staff easier and less heavy, by putting a food composter close to their kitchen. No order, Quiet, easy to use, and quick to clean..