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The USCC does not provide any information directly on the use of Effective Microorganisms.
Here are a few links that will be helpful:
Using EM Bokashi in Composting from City Farmer
What is Bokashi from Living Soil
The only item in your list that should not be composted is charcoal ash. This might contain substances that would end up harming plants that the finished compost is used on. The rest of the items are compostable.
Organic matter is known as the soul of a healthy soil. Adding compost to your yard or garden will help your plants grow bigger and better. The organic matter in compost helps soil hold on to nutrients and water, benefiting your plants while reducing the risk of pollution.
Composting Saves You Money
Using compost as a soil conditioner or mulch reduces your need to purchase these lawn and garden products. Composting in your backyard may reduce your trash removal costs. Many sanitation companies charge customers by the bag. Your compost bin could decrease the number of bags your household generates.
Composting is practical and convenient
No need to bother bagging leaves and other garden/yard wastes. Simply add them to your backyard pile or bin and watch these items turn into rich dark humus.
Composting is a good alternative to landfilling or incinerating
Our yard and garden wastes account for almost 20% of the total amount of trash thrown away each year. Your choice to compost reduces the need to burn or bury organic material and increases the quality of our precious topsoil.
Composting is a natural process that turns organic material into a dark rich substance. This substance, called compost or humus, is a wonderful conditioner for your soil.