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Worm Bin Composting
kids looking at worm composting bin

Worm Bin Composting

Why Worm Bin Compost?

If you don’t have a back yard, live in the mountains, or don’t have space for a big compost bin, you can still compost your kitchen scraps with red wriggler worms. Feeding red wiggler worms in a bin is a good way to make high-quality compost from food scraps.

Worm Bin Composting Brochure

Ingredients for Worm Bin Composting

  • Bin: Plastic or wooden bin with a tight-fitting lid and air holes
  • Bedding: Shredded newspaper for bedding
  • Worms: Red wiggler worms and a handful of their own bedding
  • Food: Fruit and vegetable scraps for worm food (no meat, bones, dairy, or fatty foods)

Local Sources Of Red Wiggler Worms

  • The Flower Bin, 1805 Nelson Rd., Longmont 303-772-3454

There are also options for mail order red worms. If ordering worms through the mail, prepare the bin immediately and release the worms as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: The identification of companies, products and materials listed does not constitute endorsement, approval or recommendation of any kind by the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division (BCRC), or Boulder County and is provided for informational purposes only.

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