Worm Composting is a natural method for recycling food waste. Worms and microorganisms eat the organic materials and bedding producing compost.
It can be done year-round, indoors and outdoors, by apartment dwellers and households. Compost is good soil conditioner for houseplants, gardens, and lawns.
- Should be approximately 50 litres and can be made from wood or plastic.
- Needs to have holes for aeration and drainage.
- Suitable bedding includes shredded paper, newspaper, cardboard, fall leaves, saw dust, dried grass clippings and compost.
- Fill the bin with bedding as damp as a wrung out sponge.
- You will need approximately 500-1000 red wiggler worms.
- Red wiggler worms can eat half of their body weight in food each day ( for every kilogram per day of food waste, you will need two kilograms of worms).
- Worms eat fruits and vegetable peels, egg shells, tea bags and coffee grounds.
- Bury food waste underneath bedding.