Compostgenie, a one-of-a-kind green bin deodorizer and pest deterrent has hit the shelves, says a Vankleek Hill, Ontario-based probiotics company
Made from organic food-safe ingredients such as bran, molasses, seaweed, sea salt and special probiotics, it prevents odours from residential and commercial compost, eliminating the nuisance of fruit flies, maggots, raccoons, skunks and rats.
Compostgenie works by promoting good microorganisms leave a pleasant odor while eliminating the food supply for ‘bad’ odor causing bacteria.
"Municipal composting programs are a year-round reality for GTA residents," says co-founder and CEO of Cooter Muck Probiotics, Adam Webster, in a September 27, 2012 statement to media. "More than 30 per cent of household waste in the GTA is food waste, which can be smelly and difficult to manage, especially during hot weather. Compostgenie is a simple solution to a common household dilemma."
Cooter Muck Probiotics says raccoon populations have grown twenty-fold in North America in the last seven years, with Toronto being famously dubbed "raccoon capital of the world”. Residents waging war on raccoons often resort to elaborate contraptions to keep pests out of their green bins. Or worse, they choose not to compost at all.
The company says a small sprinkling of Compostgenie in a kitchen container after meals goes a long way in keeping food waste free of odor and pests.
"Compostgenie is not only about eliminating odor and ridding you of flies and pests," says Webster. "It plays a crucial role in the municipal composting cycle, aiding decomposition and improving the quality of municipal compost."
Compostgenie is available at www.amazon.ca and at GTA retailers: Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and The Home Depot as well as Whole Foods and The Big Carrot. With no other product available like it in the marketplace, Compostgenie is
Cooter Muck Probiotics has been experimenting with ways to make useful products from beneficial bacteria since 1990.