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Vermicomposting: Recycling Idea of the Future is Worm Farms!   by Matt Murren

in Home / Home Business    (submitted 2009-05-01)

Psst! What to be let in on a little secret? V-E-R-M-I-C-O-M-P-O-S-T-I-N-G. What's vermicomposting, you ask? Well, in a nut shell, vermicomposting are worm farms, and it is changing the future of recycling as we know it! These farms are giving people the ability to limit the amount of recyclable waste that they send to landfills and to create a manageable compost pile comprised of plant based items that will be eliminated with the help of some squirmy, hard working worms! Although the thought of worms may turn your stomach, these amazing little creatures alone have the ability to eliminate a tremendous amount of waste that would otherwise be thrown into a landfill.

There are approximately 4,000 worms in a pound. It takes an average of 24 hours for a worm farm to eat through one half pound of recyclable waste. This type of waste includes vegetable waste and peelings, fruit waste and peelings, egg shells, coffee grounds, paper products and cardboard (including egg cartons). There are a couple of exceptions to the rules regarding what can be allowed inside of worm farms. Any acidic fruit or vegetable (such as citrus or onions) should be given in limited use. Pineapple should not be given at all as in contains a certain enzyme that will actually dissolve the worm.