Domestic Wastes

Figures are based on an average of several published reports conducted by statistical and analytical departments of local authorities. The summertime increase in Bio-degradable waste is almost totally accounted for by the increase in garden waste, and only partially by the change to summer eating habits.

Up to 10 million households in the UK could be recycling most of their Bio-degradable waste with a cheap wormery like our which if stocked with 2,000 Blue Nose Worms initially could cope with 6 kilos of waste per week, average throughout the year, higher in summer when worms are most active, and slightly less in winter. An average urban household produces approx 1,200Kgs of waste per year. 600Kgs of summertime and 600Kgs of wintertime type wastes, which result in the following quantities.

Therefore 2 small Wormcubes could cope with the Bio-degradable waste produced by an average urban household throughout the year reducing by 50% the amount of waste sent to landfill.

  • Designed by Charlie Denham.
  • Very Simple Very Cheap
  • Very Successful.
  • Supplied Flat Pack
  • Assembles and Dismantles for Emptying in Minutes.
  • With Double Lid System, Warm in Winter Cool in Summer.

Perfect for Worms.

Target Market

10 million households, even if we only achieve 1% of our target market, we are selling 100,000 Wormcubes per year and we have a requirement for 200 tons of worms per year and a sustainable market for 100 years. This should be easily possible to achieve especially if the suits in high places take our industry seriously. Unfortunately the status of Worm Farming is not that high in the UK, but we are working hard to improve it. Children love the idea of using Wormeries when the systems we use are fully explained and understood, which give us a lot of hope for the future.

Plastic Worm Bins

Plastic Wormeries are promoted widely throughout the world for domestic worm composting, some are based on a basic dustbin with an added sump and tap to remove the liquid, which is produced if too much vegetable matter is fed to the worms. Most vegetables contain up to 90% water, and if it is not soaked up by the addition of paper and cardboard it can waterlog the bin.

Conditions in plastic wormeries can become extremely bad if feeding and digestion are not in harmony, especially in summer if the bin is outside in direct sunshine. Temperatures can soar very quickly which at best, results in an anaerobic smelly bin, at worst the situation is terminal for the worms.

Protected from the extremes of temperatures, plastic bins can be very successful, careful attention to avoid overfeeding is essential.

All too often these bins are supplied with too few worms to keep the purchase price low, therefore problems with over feeding are more common, especially if the promoted digestive rates are only achievable after the worms have multiplied to the capacity of the bin, which could take several months.

Timber Worm Bins

Situated on soil in a well drained area of the garden, a simple home made box with a double lid is all that is required for good results winter and summer, many versions are currently on the market, some with slot together rot proof cedar boards, which are very good but obviously more expensive.

Worms don’t ask for much in their environment, attention to their welfare is far more important than the style of the bin.

Wormcubes are featured in our Training Video and Manual. Any worm grower wanting to buy our cubes, they are available in units of 10 or cheaper by the pallet load.