Worm bins are usually made from plastic totes or buckets to concrete cinder blocks and wooden bins or boxes. If you're not sure which material would make the right bin for your situation, you can look at the pros and cons of the three materials for help in your decision.
To build a worm be using a plastic tote
Cinder Block Bin
If you're thinking of building your own wooden bin, take a look at
this worm compost bin plan or this one.
If you have the carpentry skills you might want to build a flow- through bin. That's one in which you feed from the top and harvest castings from the bottom. Take a look at this.
~ How big should my bin be? Generally, your bin should accommodate either one sq.ft. of surface area per pound of waste per week or 2 sq ft of surface area per person.
|# of Persons||Waste Generated||Bin Size Needed|
~ Am I going to compost inside or outside? That will most likely be dictated by your living environment(apartment, city lot or acreage) and climate.
These are a few factors that will effect the size and material of your worm bin that need to be considered for successful worm composting.
If you have any questions, please
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