A worm compost bin is a container that uses compost worms to convert organic materials that have begun to decompose into nutrient rich soil conditioners and plant foods.
Of the thousands kinds of earthworms only about a handful of kinds can actually successfully harnessed and used for worm composting. Arguably the most commonly used worm species is the Red compost worm known by many as Red wiggler that goes by the scientific name Eisenia fetida or Eisenia foetida.
Worm compost bins come in many shapes and sizes and can be made from many different materials. Although most domestic worm bins consist of plastic containers they can as well be made out of bricks, concrete blocks, wood and even metal. The main purpose of a worm bin is that it will enable compost worms to feel at home in it and give them the opportunity to feed on decomposing organic materials like for example kitchen scraps, garden waste and dog waste and let them convert those materials into nutrient rich soil conditioners and plant foods. Below I show you a few examples of worm bins we have successfully used on our property for many years.
Although worm bins can be made easily even from old buckets and containers that otherwise where thought to be useless there are certain requirements that they must serve to be successfully used as a worm farm.
Worm bins must provide an environment that worms can comfortably live in.
Once these points are achieved it is normally very simple to successfully run a worm compost bin at home or in a business environment.
Find below some links to articles that show you how to build a worm bin at home.