Worm Foods

Agricultural Foods

Manure

Beef cattle manure

Cattle bedding is a near perfect food for our Wonder Worms. Straw-based cattle bedding requires a two-week aerobic composting period to prepare the manure for worm food. Paper bedded cattle manure can be used direct from the pens.

Dairy Cattle manure

The manure from dairy cows on most UK farms is in the form of slurry. Many dairy farmers are now separating the liquids and solids from the slurry. The solids from dairy cow manure are an excellent food for our Wonder Worms.

Horse

Horse Manure

Equestrian establishments can solve their increasingly serious manure disposal problem, and make a lot of money at the same time.

Pig Manure

All types of Pig Manure are excellent for our Wonder Worms especially solids from separated Pig Slurry. Straw and Wood Chipping based manures are also very good after a 2-week aerobic composting period. Paper and cardboard bedded Pig manures can be used direct from the pens.

Horticultural Worm Foods

Fruit and vegetable trimmings

The Horticultural and Green Grocery Industries produce mountains of wastes. Packing factories and wholesale markets are a great source of free food for worm farmers

Semi-liquid potato waste

Frozen Chip manufacturers have hundreds of tons of peelings and down graded pulps for disposal. All very good food for our Wonder Worms.

Semi-Industrial wastes

Paper Wastes

Paper Waste Close Up (Shredded)

Paper waste is available in many grades, the makeup of paper can vary greatly, low grade newsprint contains few additives making it an excellent food for worms, the inks are safe for worms, its only drawback is that it is very low in nutrients, therefore it must be supplemented with animal manures, or horticultural wastes, to provide a balanced diet for your worms. Diced or shredded newsprint makes an excellent animal bedding. The soiled bedding can then be used without composting.

Shredded Office Paper

Office paper can contain a wide variety of paper types, large quantities can be added to animal manures and horticultural wastes that have a quite high moisture content, the paper mixture from offices can often contain self carbon chemical coated types, and glossy printed papers that can also contain clay and chalk making it necessary to aerobically compost with manure or vegetable waste, before it becomes a good worm food.

Paper mill pulp waste

Paper Mills have hundreds of tonnes of pulp waste available for free, or better still if you have a mill nearby you could actually be paid for removing it. Most of it is dumped on Landfills or spread on arable land, all these types of waste can be recycled by our Wonder Worms, when blended with manures or vegetable waste.

Cardboard packaging

Clean streams of cardboard when shredded into strips or pulped can be used in the same way as we use shredded office paper, care must be taken to avoid staples and polythene labels which our Wonder Worms can most definitely not digest, and therefore contaminating your worm castings.

Other wastes

That can earn very high profits for anyone with the ability to negotiate contracts, and accept some regulation.
See our full reports in our Training Video and Manual.

  • Landscaping Wastes
  • Canteen Waste
  • Brewing and Distillery Wastes
  • Bakery Industry Wastes Including Bread
  • Kennel and Cattery Waste
  • Fish Waste from Processing Factory’s
  • Paunch Contents from Slaughterhouses
  • Sewage from Aerobic Digesters and Settlement Beds