What Goes In

Take a peek at our handy checklist showcasing the foods and eco-friendly products to use in your Lomi.

Pro-tip!

  • Don't worry about emptying your bucket after every cycle. Add more food or yard waste, and run another cycle until it's full.
  • Adding too much sugar can result in the contents hardening to the bottom of the Lomi, avoid adding only fruit or other high sugar foods.
  • For the best possible Lomi Earth we always recommend adding a diverse mix of items.

What To Avoid

Even though Lomi is exceptional at breaking down food waste, there are some foods you should avoid adding to ALL Lomi Cycles

Pro-tip!

  • Too wet, too sticky, too chunky? What goes in makes a big difference on the output seen from Lomi
  • Most of these rules are intended for Lomi owners using their output as a fertilizer

Modes And Their Outputs

Eco-Express

  • Eco-Express is Lomi's most versatile cycle and is the best if you're looking for fast results and low energy consumption.
  • This Mode can process food scraps - whether fresh or cooked, including uneaten leftovers - and any plant waste from your garden or lawn.

How to use Eco-Express Lomi Earth

  • Mix at a 1:10 ratio of Lomi Earth : soil for best results!
  • If you don't have a garden or plants to add your Lomi Earth to, that's no problem! Even adding to your green bin or garbage has a positive impact on the environment!

Grow Mode

  • Grow mode produces the highest quality Lomi Earth because it runs the longest and at a lower temperature, preserving microbial content and increasing the nutrient value of your Lomi Earth.
  • Don't forget to add a LomiPod with 50ml of water to enhance your Lomi Earth with beneficial microbes that support plant growth!

How to use the Grow Mode output

  • Mix at a 1:10 ratio of Lomi Earth : soil for best results!
  • If you don't have a garden or plants to add your Lomi Earth to, that's no problem! Even adding to your green bin or garbage has a positive impact on the environment!

Lomi Approved Mode

  • This mode is your solution for Lomi approved certified compostable items.
  • With smart sensors that control grinding, heat and moisture, this mode breaks down Lomi Approved compostable products much faster than a traditional compost.
  • We recommend a maximum of 10% non-food waste in each cycle, mixed with plenty of plant & food waste.
  • To Learn more about bio-degradable and compostable products, check out our Blog Post

Take a peek at our Checklist to see what can go in Grow Mode.

How to use the Lomi Approved output

Toss the output directly into your green bin or garbage. Even adding to your green bin or garbage has a positive impact on the environment!

What Goes In Matters

Using your Lomi has such a rich, positive impact on our planet.

Through households like yours, Lomi has successfully reduced landfill methane emissions by approximately 16 million kgs, reducing each household's carbon footprint by up to 169kgs of carbon per year, per household. This equates to 19 gallons of gasoline consumed by motor vehicles.

For more statistics and information on our journey, take a look at our Sustainability initiatives. Use our app to track your impact!

Cheat Sheet

Print this for your fridge or pantry