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Picture of a worm with the words "Composting With Worms: It's easier than you think."



Vermicomposting offers County residents a beneficial and legal way to dispose of food scraps, help the environment, and create a valuable byproduct for use in gardens and houseplants.

What is Vermicomposting?

Vermicomposting is the use of worms to turn food scraps into a nutrient-rich form of compost. It may sound like a lot of work, but once you get your worm bin set up, the worms will do all the work!

Follow these six easy steps to a fresh batch of vermicompost: 

  1. Choosing a Space to Rent - Your New Worm Bin!
  2. Furnishing Your Worm Bin - Decorate With Bedding!
  3. Bringing The Tenants -  Your New Worms!
  4. Planning The Menu - What Will Your Worms Eat?
  5. Collecting The Rent - Worms Pay In Black Gold!
  6. Spending Your "Gold" Wisely - Uses For Vermicompost!

Revised January 30, 2013

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