Worm composting, or vermicomposting, is typically done indoors in a closed bin populated with red wiggler worms. Inside the bin, worms eat organic waste and expel it as worm castings, or droppings. The worm castings, together with other decomposed organic material, make up what is known as vermicompost – a nutrient-rich material that’s great for your plants and garden.
Worms are nature’s recyclers! In their natural setting, red wiggler worms are found working through layers of decaying leaves, compost heaps or manure piles.
Having 1000 pet worms is fun, but there are many other great reasons to start vermicomposting at home!
- Recycles our food waste into nutrient-rich compost.
- Reduces our garbage – by up to 30%.
- Is a convenient way to compost indoors, all year round.
- Is a composting solution for those living in apartments.
- Produces compost for your plants and garden in less than 6 months.
- Is a fun way to get your children and friends involved in composting.
Vermicomposting is not just for the home – keep a small vermicompost bin under your desk to recycle organic waste at work.