Sepura comes with two components: the separator and the collection bin. To install, connect the separator to your sink and plumbing, adjust the collection bin’s height and slide it into place.
Installation is easy
1) Connect the separator to the sink drain.
2) Connect plumbing, button and plug in.
3) Mount collection bin to separator and baseboard.
Bin Volume: 2.6gallons/10L
Collection Center Dimensions: 19in/48cm – 25.5in/65cm [height], 11in/28cm [width], 12.5in/32cm [depth]
Aperture diameter: 3in/7.6cm
Sink mount adapter: Universal 3-Bolt Mount Sink Flange Kit (included)
Dishwasher adapter: 0.5in/1.27cm ID barbed hose adapter (optional)
Drain pipe: Standard 1.5in/3.81cm discharge pipe
Power source: Standard wall plug [AC 100-240V ~1.6A 50-60Hz]
Power consumption: 60Watts when running, daily average: 0.67Wh
Collection Center Filter: Replaceable activated charcoal 0.2in/0.5cm [thickness] filter
We don't grind food waste, here's why:
Attaches to sink drain and plumbing.
Includes mount, drain, button and power adapter.
Mounts to cabinet and separating component.
Frequently Asked Questions
- The separating device is self cleaning.
- Does not need water to run.
- You can use bags in the bin or none. If you don’t use bags, its stick free surface makes it easy to keep clean.
- It is recommended to change the carbon filter every 4 months.
- keep all solids out of the drain
- reduce water and power consumption (it doesn’t need water to run and uses very little electricity)
- no loud grinding blades (Sepura is actually very quiet compared to garbage disposals)
- process any item (so things like paper towels, bones, pitts, tea bags etc.)
Yes. Sepura is actually encouraged to use with septic systems as it keeps solids out of the tank, reducing maintenance.
Yes. The Collection Center is designed to accept standard biodegradable and compostable liners you can buy at your local grocery store. Alternatively, you can also go bagless and with its stick-free interior surface, organics just slide out.
No. Sepura was built to reduce water and power consumption at home, it is actually better if you don’t have running water while it’s running. That said, it’s fine if you want to wash your hands or something while it’s running as well.
This depends on how much your family uses Sepura. You can leave food waste in the collection bin for up to four weeks with no odours.
Sepura is equiped with self cleaning technology so you never have to worry about it.
Sepura can keep fats and grease out of the drain if they are solid. What we recommend for liquids like oils is to pour that directly in the collection bin by accessing it under your sink or by using a paper towel to absorb the oils and throw this down your sink drain instead. Sepura will be able to process the paper towel which is compostable.
If you are using Sepura to collect compostable material for your curb-side composting pickup, I would just have a look at your city’s guidelines on materials that are allowed. Most of them allow meat scraps so this shouldn’t be a problem.
If you are using Sepura to process organic material that will end up in your backyard compost pile, then things like bones, meats, fats, cooking oils, and dairy products are best to leave out.
Small things like coffee grinds can be thrown down the sink with the filter included or in paper towel as these are compostable items. Otherwise, coffee grinds are small enough that some of them can make it passed the filter and into the drain. This does not pose any problems but it’s best to avoid any solids entering the drain system.
We understand that there are cases in which Sepura will not be replacing a garburator and that power is not already available under your sink. Because of this, we have reached out to electricians to provide us with an estimated quote for power to be run through to the sink cabinets. Luckily, because Sepura requires only a basic 60-watt wall plug and electricity is accessible behind your kitchen cabinets in the majority of kitchens, to have a new plug put in would cost roughly $150-$200.
This filter is a custom piece made specifically for Sepura so you would need to purchase it directly from us. That said, the filter is a solid material and so is easy to clean and the inner mechanism also has a self-cleaning cycle so this can easily last 5 years. We will be posting pricing for these on our website closer to our shipping date but you can expect these to be around $40.
Sepura comes with an optional dishwasher drain adapter that allows you to connect your dishwasher to.
Most of our customers are from the US, especially our bulk orders, so USD made more sense to launch with. We are currently working on creating regionally specific versions of our site so that currency will be properly reflected. As you can imagine, there is always a mountain of tasks for our small team to complete, but converting currency is near the top of our things to do, so keep an eye out for it!