Worm Composting Bins come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
You can build your own
from items you may have lying around. It can be free or you can spend as little as $3-5 to make a homemade bin. You can use a 5 gallon bucket, an 18 gallon tote, an old trashcan, fridge or freezer, you get the idea. Click the link above for more tips on making your own bin.
You can make a bin out of wood.
Some even choose to make a homemade flow through bin out of a
55 gallon drum/barrel or a large trash can.
If you are interested in larger scale worm composting you might consider a
worm composting windrow.
Or perhaps you are not the handy or frugal type, you can purchase a
No matter what you decide on, there are certain criteria any vermicomposting container must meet:
must be free from harmful chemicals (such as treated lumber or a 55 gallon drum that was used to store oil or chemicals)
have proper ventilation/aeration
must be fully enclosed (lid and bottom) to protect from weather and predators
be manageable year round
I am a woman and have built most of my bins myself. The exception is my large commercial bins built by a friend. So ladies, fear not, most worm bins are easy to make. If you can operate a cordless drill, you are good to go.
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