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What is Vermicomposting?

Vermicomposting is the consumption and decomposition of organic waste via an ecosystem of earthworms and microbes which produces a biologically-active soil amendment called worm castings.

How Is it Different Than Composting?

Vermicomposting is a physical process under moderate temperatures using techniques dictated by the limitations of the worms' burrowing and eating capacity and tolerance of environmental conditions. It is best suited for faster processing of smaller quantities of waste.

Composting on the other hand, is a more chemical process, occurring under high temperatures and not bound by limitations on depth. And while hot composting is slower, it is better suited to processing large amounts of waste.

For more information, please check out this article on the differences between vermicomposting and composting!

Why Should You Vermicompost?

Vermicomposting at home, school, or office is the purest form of recycling, full-stop.

Food waste is by far the heaviest form of household waste, meaning it is the most costly in terms of carbon cost to truck it away. To boot, that food waste will produce methane in the landfill which is a greenhouse gas that traps 84 times the heat of carbon dioxide.

And unlike recycling paper, plastic, or glass, you can do it at home.

Why Use a Continuous Flow Worm Bin?

A continuous flow worm bin like the Urban Worm Bag leverages the worms' tendency to remain in the upper few inches of their habitat.

In most DIY bins, this means disturbing the worms in order to tediously separate the worms from the worm castings.The bottom of the Urban Worm Bag during Harvest

The Urban Worm Bag's bottom opening allows for easy castings harvesting without disturbing the worm workers above.

Why Choose the Urban Worm Bag?

Because of innovative design and ridiculous customer service.

I am always striving to find ways to improve the vermicomposting process for beginners and the Urban Worm Bag does just that by making the harvesting process a breeze.

And I'm proud of the fact that the Urban Worm Company has a reputation for over-the-top customer service. Problem with your UWB? I'll send you a new one or come up with a solution that keeps you happy.

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Steve is the owner and founder of the Urban Worm Company. A current Southwest pilot and combat-decorated Air Force veteran of 23 years, Steve lives in Plymouth Meeting, PA with his wife and two children.

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Mark's #1 job is to deliver your product accurately and on-time. Mark lives with his wife in Plymouth Meeting, PA right next door to Urban Worm HQ!

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