The Hungry Bin is the highest capacity, low-maintenance worm farm available, and is well-suited to larger households or those wanting a simpler, easier experience. It recycles up to 2 litres of food scraps per day when fully established, with continuous flow-through harvesting of liquid fertiliser and castings.
Made from food grade plastic, the Hungry Bin is brilliantly designed and well-built to last a long time in any conditions. It is not called the 'best worm farm in the world' for nothing, and we agree.
Download a copy of the instruction manual here.
How many worms should I start with?
We recommend starting with at least 2,000 worms. The worm population will grow naturally to meet the food and space available, reaching a maximum of 16,000 worms.
Can I add dog/cat poo to the Hungry Bin?
Cat and dog poo can carry human pathogens. For this reason, we do not recommend adding animal poo to a worm farm located in close proximity to human activity or where worm castings are added to edible gardens.
Worms will eat animal poo but if given a mixed diet tend to prefer the food scraps.
How do I set-up my Hungry bin and what type of bedding should I use?
- Once assembled, fill the Hungry Bin with moistened bedding until it is around 3/4 full.
- Types of worm bedding: The worm bedding can be one, or a mix of compost, humus, soil, potting mix or coconut fibre. It is best to use a mixture of bedding materials to aid aeration in the worm farm.
- Moisture level: Once moistened, the worm bedding should be as moist as a wrung out sponge.
2. Add the worms on the top of the bedding material.
- How many worms should I start with? We recommend at least 2,000 worms
3. Cover the worms with a worm blanket, and choose a sheltered location for the worm farm.
- What is a sheltered location? A sheltered location is a position that is not in direct sunlight, and protected from the rain and wind
4. After a few days of settling-in, the worms are ready to eat!
- How to feed your worms: Chop your food scraps as small as possible and avoid adding citrus, chilli, onions, meat and large amounts of carbohydrates. When ready, remove the worm blanket and cover the worms in a layer of food scraps. Place the blanket over the food scraps. You worms will then get cracking on their meal!
- How much should you feed your worms: It is best to start with a small amount of food scraps (about a 1-2 cm layer, every few days). Once the worms settle in and the population grows, they will eat more! You can increase the amount of food scraps that you add as this happens, with a maximum of 2 L per day. The worms should start working on scraps within a few days and finish them within 1 to 2 weeks.