How many worms do we need to recycle 300kg waste per week

by Green Steps at Monash Universtiy
(Malaysia)

Question


Hi! We were looking at various options of converting food waste at Monash University Malaysia into fertilizers. We urgently need to find out how much it may cost for composting 300kg of food waste per week? As in we would like to know the cost of worms for this much food waste produced per week. Really looking forward to your reply. Thank you


Answer:


Hello the speed of the recycling process depends as well on the kind of organic food waste and other organic waste you would like to convert into organic fertilizer. As a general rule you can assume that the softer the worm food the faster the worms can recycle it. In addition worm food should always be moist.

To recycle 300 kg of organic waste per week you will need approximately 3600000 worms. The cost for those worms depends on the supplier you would like to purchase from.

Kind regards

Stephan Kloppert
Author of "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"

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